KEVIN JOHNSON, DOB: 5/12/1970 of Branson, Missouri was sentenced to eight (8) years in the Department of Corrections for the class B felony of identity theft, four (4) years for the class C felony of forgery, and four (4) years for the class D felony of fraudulent use of a credit device by Taney County Circuit Judge Mark Orr last Thursday. Probation was denied and all counts are to run concurrent. During the course of his employment at a local business last October, KEVIN JOHNSON stole identifiers and personal information of a customer. That information was later used to open numerous credit cards and make purchases totaling in excess of $5,000.

Taney County Prosecuting Attorney, Jeffrey M. Merrell had this to say about the sentence, “This is a very serious offense that damages the citizens of Taney County, and the businesses of Taney County. Victims of Identity Theft feel the financial effects for years, and we will not tolerate it in our community.”