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Lumberton Man Pleads Guilty to ID Theft

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of North Carolina

WILMINGTON, N.C. – A Lumberton man pleaded guilty today to the possession of another’s identification document with the intent to defraud the United States, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1028(a)(4). 

According to court documents, Chad Hunt, 43, was working on a drywall contract for the United States Government in Fayetteville, North Carolina.  Hunt unlawfully possessed and provided the valid driver’s license of another individual, cleared to work on the site, to one of his workers who had not received clearance to be on the job.   Using the false identification, the worker accessed the work site in contravention to the security protocols in place on numerous occasions between June 4 and July 3, 2020.

Hunt pleaded guilty to the possession of the identification document and faces a maximum penalty of 12 months in prison.  Sentencing is set to occur in December, 2021.

G. Norman Acker, III, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina made the announcement after United States Magistrate Judge Robert B. Jones   accepted the plea.  The Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating the case.

A copy of this press release is located on our website. Related court documents and information can be found on the website of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina or on PACER by searching for Case No. 5:21-cr-00235-FL.

Updated August 10, 2021

Identity Theft