Minnesota man receives 4 years in prison for identity theft

Sold information on the dark web

Federal prosecutors in Atlanta say a Minnesota man, who advertised and sold stolen personal information online, has been sentenced to prison.

Prosecutors say Aaron James Glende, who went by the online alias IcyEagle, has been sentenced to serve four years and two months. The 35-year-old from Winona, Minnesota, pleaded guilty to access device fraud and aggravated identify theft in September.

Prosecutors say Glende sold the information on AlphaBay Market, a website on the so-called dark web, where users operate anonymously. They say he engaged in the activity from November 5, 2015 through May 4, 2016.

According to prosecutors, logins for Sun Trust Bank accounts were among the stolen information Glende advertised. An undercover FBI agent purchased bank account information from Glende, and more stolen information was found on his computers.

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