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BOSTON – A Jamaican national was arrested last night for misuse of a Social Security number and aggravated identity theft.

Basil Ledgister, 41, was indicted on one count of misuse of a Social Security number and one count of aggravated identity theft. He will appear in federal court in Boston before U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Jennifer C. Boal today at 2:45 p.m.

According to the indictment unsealed today, in January 2015, Ledgister falsely represented that a Social Security number belonging to another person was his in an application for a license at the Registry of Motor Vehicles. The indictment further alleges that Ledgister committed aggravated identity theft by using the Social Security number of another person in committing the crime of false representation of a Social Security number.

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