Jul 28, 2014

Man Sentenced in FBI Identity Theft Case

Milton Rucker Jr. and Tania Thompson were also suspects in Lake Calhoun-area theft.

Man Sentenced in FBI Identity Theft Case

A possible case of "wrong car, wrong time" wrapped up in front of a federal judge Thursday when Milton Rucker Jr. was sentenced to 17 years in prison for breaking into an FBI agent's car, trying to fraudulently use his credit cards, and being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm,  according to the Star-Tribune.

As Southwest Minneapolis Patch , Rucker and a woman, Tania Thompson, were arrested at an apartment on Cedar Lake Road in St. Louis Park after FBI agents traced a car Thompson allegedly used when buying gas with the FBI agent's credit card at a Holiday station and when trying to use it at a Target store in the metro area. The same car was connected to a car burglary near Lake Calhoun's and a failed break-in in Bloomington. When FBI agents raided the apartment, Thompson named Rucker as her accomplice in several metro-area vehicle break-ins.

On July 22, 2011, Rucker broke into the unnamed FBI agent's vehicle, parked on Franklin Avenue West near the northern tip of Lake of the Isles. Rucker stole a duffel bag containing the agent's service weapon, badge, credentials, personal credit cards and a watch. All items were later recovered.

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