- Associated Press - Friday, May 20, 2016

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - An identity thief who stole more than $39,000 worth of merchandise in a little over a month is going to prison.

Jerry Nicolas of Buffalo was sentenced Wednesday to two to six years in prison after pleading guilty in February to identity theft and related charges.

Prosecutors say he stole from 31 different banks and merchants this past fall using the identity of a victim from Austin, Texas.

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