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STURGIS MAN FACES FEDERAL PASSPORT FRAUD AND AGGRAVATED IDENTITY THEFT CHARGES AFTER NEARLY TWO YEARS ABROAD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 01, 2011

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN – Nathan Kent Lumbard, 28, of Sturgis, Michigan, and Howe, Indiana, has been indicted on federal passport fraud and aggravated identity theft charges, U.S. Attorney Donald A. Davis announced today. The indictment alleges that on July 31, 2009, in Ingham County, Michigan, Lumbard unlawfully used a name, social security number and other identifying information and documents belonging to another person to obtain a federal passport. After almost two years abroad, Lumbard was found in Burma, brought back by the U.S. Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service and made his initial appearance on the West Michigan charges in Los Angeles, California, yesterday. Lumbard faces not less than two years and up to ten years in prison on the Indictment.

The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service. The prosecution is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Clay Stiffler.

The charges against a defendant in an indictment are only allegations; Lumbard is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


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