A Lumberton man pleaded guilty on Aug. 10, 2021 to possessing another person’s identity document with intent to defraud the United States, in violation of 18 USC § 1028 (a) (4), according to a statement from US Attorney’s Office Press, Eastern District of North Carolina.
According to court documents, Chad Hunt, 43, was working on a drywall contract for the United States government in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
“Hunt illegally owned and provided a valid driver’s license of another individual, authorized to work on the site, to one of his workers who had not been authorized to work,” the statement said. “Using the false identity document, the worker entered the site in violation of the safety protocols in place on numerous occasions between June 4 and July 3, 2020.”
Hunt has pleaded guilty to possession of the identity document and faces a maximum sentence of 12 months in prison. The sentence is set for December 2021.
G. Norman Acker III, Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, made the announcement after United States Trial Judge Robert B. Jones accepted the plea. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating the case.
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