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  3. Georgia Man Faces 30 Years in Prison for Bank Fraud, Passport Fraud, ID Theft

Georgia Man Faces 30 Years in Prison for Bank Fraud, Passport Fraud, Aggravated Identity Theft

Release Date: April 15, 2024

OCALA, Fla. — A Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Orlando investigation led to a 15-count superseding indictment charging a Georgia man with bank fraud, passport fraud and aggravated identity theft.

If convicted, Gary Dale Thrasher, 56, faces a maximum penalty of 30 years in federal prison on the bank fraud counts, a maximum of 10 years of imprisonment for the passport fraud offenses, and a two-year minimum mandatory term of imprisonment for aggravated identity theft.

According to the superseding indictment, between May and June 2023, Thrasher obtained and used, or attempted to use, fraudulent identification documents and a means of identification of others to withdraw cash from four different federally insured financial institutions within the Middle District of Florida.

A superseding indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed one or more violations of federal criminal law, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

This case was investigated by HSI Orlando, the Ocala Police Department, the Wildwood Police Department, the Leesburg Police Department and the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office. It will be prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah Janette Swartzberg.

Last Updated: 04/22/2024
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