Maximum punishment levied in theft ruling
GREENVILE - A Garland man, charged as part of a widespread identity theft scheme, has been sentence.
39-year-old Paul Anthony Jonaitis will spend two years in a state jail. That’s the maximum sentence for a conviction of forgery of a financial instrument.
Three other counts, including two for engaging in organized crime and one count of fraudulent use possession of identification information were dropped as part of a plea deal.
Authorities claim Jonaitis worked alongside a group of criminals to pass forged checks totaling $1,100 at area banks in 2010.