A Wichita man who used stolen mail to create fake driver’s licenses and other identification cards that became part of a $3.5 million fraud scheme will spend nearly four years in federal prison.
Jeremy Peterson, 43, was sentenced to 46 months Thursday, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Tom Beall’s office. Peterson pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to produce false identification documents, the release said.
Peterson, one of 13 defendants in last year’s USA v. Below indictment, admitted to counterfeiting documents for 14 stolen identities that others then used to buy cars, including a $43,500 Jaguar and a $62,000 Dodge Challenger Hellcat. The scam caused local automobile dealers to lose more than $218,000, Beall said.