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Georgia Man Indicted For Bank Fraud, Passport Fraud, And Aggravated Identity Theft

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

Ocala, Florida – United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces the return of a 15-count superseding indictment charging Gary Dale Thrasher (56, Georgia) with bank fraud, passport fraud, and aggravated identity theft. If convicted, Thrasher faces a maximum penalty of 30 years in federal prison on the bank fraud counts, a maximum of 10 years’ imprisonment for the passport fraud offenses, and a 2-year minimum mandatory term of imprisonment for the 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 Homeland Security Investigations, 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 United States Attorney Sarah Janette Swartzberg.

Updated April 12, 2024

Financial Fraud
Identity Theft