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Kim Kardashian Identity Thief, 19, Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison

02/05/2014 09:30 am ET | Updated Feb 05, 2014

The Florida teenager who stole Kim Kardashian's identity, Luis Flores, Jr., has been sentenced to 42 months in federal prison for an identity theft scheme involving multiple celebrities, TMZ reported.

American Express notified the U.S. Secret Service of the identity thief last year after receiving a call from someone claiming to be Kardashian, who knew the reality star's personal information, the Orlando Sentinel reported. He changed the Social Security number on the account to his own and requested replacement cards be mailed to the apartment where he lived with his mother in Lake Mary, Fla.

Flores eventually transferred more than $71,000 from Kris Jenner's account into his own after requesting a replacement card for the 58-year-old's account. He allegedly stole the identities of numerous celebrities, including Ashton Kutcher, Tom Cruise and Paris Hilton. He also had Social Security numbers, bank account information and credit reports belonging to Michelle Obama, Bills Gates and Beyonce.

“That was one of the moves that cooked his goose,” a source at the Lake Mary Police Department said of the transfer from Jenner's account, per the Chicago Sun-Times. Still, Flores was described as “an extremely skillful computer whiz," as well as a "smooth talker" and a "real con artist.”

The teen was arrested in August and pleaded guilty.

His mother, Kyah Green, was also involved in the identity theft scheme. She was sentenced to three years probation in addition to a jail sentence for lying to authorities about her son's activities.

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