Ivory Coast man sentenced in identity theft case

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A citizen of the Ivory Coast has been sentenced to two years in prison for using stolen identification documents to get a job at a hotel in Coralville.

Mamadou Jabira received the sentence Thursday from a federal judge in Davenport.

Prosecutors say he stole an acquaintance’s Social Security card to obtain an Iowa identification card with his picture. He then used the card and the ID to complete documents showing he was eligible to work in the U.S. when he applied for a job at the Marriot Hotel in Coralville.

The 35-year-old Jabira had pleaded guilty earlier this year to misusing a Social Security number, using a fraudulent Iowa identification card and aggravated identity theft.