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Kenai Man Sentenced for Unlawful Production of False Identification Documents, Aggravated Identity Theft, and Felon in Possession of Firearms

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Alaska

Anchorage, Alaska – U.S. Attorney Karen L. Loeffler announced that David Wayne Henry was sentenced yesterday in federal court by Chief U.S. District Judge Timothy M. Burgess for unlawful production of false identification documents, aggravated identity theft, and for being a felon in possession of firearms.  

David Henry, 42, of Kenai, Alaska, was sentenced to 61 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release.  On May 19, 2016, Henry pled guilty to illegally obtaining and using the names, social security numbers, and dates of birth of other individuals to manufacture numerous different types of U.S. law enforcement, intelligence, and military identification documents and government credentials.  Henry also pled guilty to possessing an AR-15 assault rifle and three semi-automatic pistols after having previously been convicted of felony crimes.

According to court documents, Henry illegally produced numerous false identification documents which appeared to be issued by federal agencies.  The fake IDs reflected Henry’s photo, but the names and personal identifiers of other individuals.  Some of the fake IDs were also in Henry’s own name.  They consisted of ID cards for the FBI, the CIA, the Department of Defense, the U.S. Marine Corps, and the Department of Veterans Affairs.  When Henry was arrested, he was also in possession of multiple firearms, even though he was prohibited from possessing firearms due to his four prior felony convictions.

At the sentencing hearing, the court noted the extremely serious nature of the offense.  The court stated that identity theft has become an epidemic and has real serious consequences for victims.  The court also noted the need to deter the defendant from committing future crimes and the need to protect the public from further crimes of the defendant. Henry was sentenced by Chief U.S. District judge

U.S. Attorney Loeffler commended the FBI, the ATF, the Alaska State Troopers, the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, the Kenai Police Department, and the State of Alaska Probation Office for the investigation of this case.    

Updated November 1, 2016

Firearms Offenses
Identity Theft