Meet Orange County's Accused Identity Theft King: Hyun Su Moon

Either Orange County's Hyun Su Moon suffers severe multiple personality disorders or is a serial crook embarrassing California's Three Strikes laws.

Moon apparently can't decide who he wants to be.

Is he Korean with a different name, Ji Su Moon?

Or is he a Vietnamese, Hoa Vinh Hoang?

Moon allegedly used those identities and after authorities found him in possession of a whopping 21 California driver's licenses earlier this year a federal grand jury indicted the 29-year-old Fountain Valley man, according to court records.

The charge? Aggravated identity theft.

Though Moon claims he's innocent, he's stuck inside a cell at the Santa Ana Jail without bail.

That's because he has a long rap sheet:

–In 2006, he was convicted of identity theft and drug possession charges and got an eight-month prison sentence;

Moon's 2006 mug shot

–Later that same year he found guilty of similar felonies and got 210 days in the Orange County Jail;

Moon's 2007 mug shot

–In 2007, he was convicted of drug possession charges and sent to prison for 16 months;


–In 2010, he was convicted on identity theft charges and give two years in jail.

Moon's 2010 mug shot

Now, Moon is facing federal charges in a case that will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Joseph McNally.

An October 16 trial has been scheduled in Judge Cormac J. Carney's courtroom inside the Ronald Reagan Federal Courthouse in Santa Ana.

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