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Tampa Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Identity Theft Connected with Passport Fraud

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When agents arrested him and searched his home, the U.S. attorney says, they found identification documents in his name and eight other peoples’ names.

TAMPA – The U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Florida said a Tampa man has been sentenced to federal prison in connection with charges of identity theft related to passport fraud.

Allan Ferrari, 64, of Tampa, was sentenced to two years in federal prison for aggravated identity theft related to passport fraud. Ferrari pleaded guilty Sept. 23.

According to court documents, Ferrari began using his and another person’s identity, R.S.S., about 20 years ago. Ferrari used his own identity when he was arrested for various crimes – including grand theft, domestic battery, and other offenses – but used the R.S.S. identity (a clean identity without a criminal history) to obtain a drivers license and a job.

Ultimately, the Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service discovered Ferrari’s double life when he applied for passports, just weeks apart, in both his own name and R.S.S.’s name. When agents arrested Ferrari and searched his home, they found identification documents in Ferrari’s name, R.S.S.’s name, and in the names of about seven other individuals.

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