PISCATAWAY, NJ - Hakim Nelson, 32, of Piscataway was sentenced to serve 18 years in a New Jersey State Prison for stealing the identity of two victims and pocketing over $25,000 for his own personal use, said Middlesex County Prosecutor, Andrew C. Carey. 

According to a Monday news release, Nelson was sentenced Sept. 7 in Middlesex County Superior Court and was ordered to serve at least nine years in custody before he can be eligible for parole, said Carey.

A jury found Nelson was found guilty on July 14 of all 12 counts of the indictment which included charges of identity theft, trafficking in personal identifying information, theft by deception and computer theft, said Carey.

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During the trial, prosecutors said in September 2014, Nelson impersonated two victims, stole their identity, and obtained access to their bank accounts. He then proceeded to execute a scheme to defraud, obtain services, property, personal identifying information and money for his own personal gain, said Carey.

Nelson was arrested and charged following an investigation by Detective Daniel Kapsch of the Piscataway Police Department and detectives from the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.

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