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Georgia Man Pleads Guilty In Florida To Bank Fraud, Passport Fraud, And Identity Theft

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A Georgia man, Gary Dale Thrasher (56), pleaded guilty Monday in the Middle District of Florida to five counts of bank fraud, three counts of passport fraud, and seven counts of aggravated identity theft, according to a press release from the United States Department of Justice (DOJ).

Thrasher was indicted in March 2024 after a superseding indictment accused him of using fraudulent identification documents, including fake U.S. passport cards, to withdraw cash from banks across the Middle District of Florida. The indictment alleges these activities occurred between May and June 2023.

According to the plea agreement, Thrasher obtained and used, or attempted to use, the stolen identities of others to gain access to bank accounts and steal cash.

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Thrasher faces a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison on each bank fraud count, a maximum of 10 years’ imprisonment for each passport fraud offense, and a mandatory minimum two-year sentence for each aggravated identity theft charge. Sentencing is scheduled for a later date.

The investigation that led to Thrasher’s arrest was conducted by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Orlando. Assistant United States Attorney Michael P. Felicetta is prosecuting the case.

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