SYRACUSE, N.Y. – A man formerly of Dolgeville was sentenced to two years and four days in prison after using his dead brother’s personal information on his passport application.
Timothy John Walsh, 63, pleaded guilty to federal charges of making a false statement on a U.S. passport application, misuse of a social security number and aggravated identity theft.
According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Walsh admitted to mailing a false passport application to the United States Department of State using his own picture, but his late brother’s name and information, including his social security number.
Walsh currently lives in California, but is from Herkimer County.
As part of the plea, Walsh will also be under three years of supervised released following his prison term.