In a unique tale of events, a Laguna Hills man finally fessed up and plead guilty in Orange County Superior Court to five counts of identity theft, grand theft by false pretenses (2) and false impersonation. Ryan Matthews, had purchased a BMW with a stolen identity, however, when he defaulted on his payments and not wanting his stolen identity to receive a negative credit rating, he reported that his stolen identity had been stolen.
Now, in attempt to set the record straight, Mr. Matthews has pleaded guilty to being the purchaser of the BMW with an identity he had stolen 10 years previously. What did Mr. Matthews get for his confession? Nine months in jail and three years probation and a trip back to Jamaica by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Department.