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Member of Foreign Military Sentenced to 10 Months in Prison for U.S. Passport Fraud

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

     PHOENIX – This week, Jared Mark Caros, 32, of Elizabethtown, Ky., was sentenced by U.S. Senior District Judge Neil V. Wake to ten months in prison with one year of supervised release to follow. Caros was previously found guilty after a jury trial in June. Then in September, Caros admitted his guilt in open court. In 2010, Caros made false statements in an application for a U.S. Passport. In that application, he falsely claimed the identity of a man from Payson, Ariz. The U.S. Department of State discovered Caros’s fraud in 2016 when the Payson man applied for a U.S. Passport. Caros, a U.S. citizen, was arrested by Diplomatic Security agents upon his return to the U.S. from service in a foreign military.


     The investigation in this case was conducted by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security. The prosecution was handled by Brandon Brown and Jonathan R. Hornok, Assistant U.S. Attorneys, District of Arizona, Phoenix.


CASE NUMBER:            CR-16-984-PHX-NVW

RELEASE NUMBER:    2017-107_Caros


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Updated October 27, 2017

Identity Theft
Press Release Number: 2017-107_Caros / CR-16-984-PHX-NVW