Man charged with identity theft

Posted: Friday, February 23, 2001

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A man who recently moved to Anchorage has been indicted on a charge of identity theft.

A federal grand jury indicted Matthew Villemure Thursday on one count of stealing another man's identity, two counts of bank fraud and one count of pretending to be a deputy U.S. Marshal, according to the U.S. Attorney's office.

The indictment alleges that Villemure assumed the identity of a man named Adam Borque and used Borque's Social Security number to open a bank account at Alaska USA Federal Credit Union.

Prosecutors said once the account was opened, Villemure deposited forged checks totaling $10,000.

The indictment also says Villemure falsely told a landlord that he was employed as a U.S. Marshal in order to get a lease on an apartment.

Villemure was arrested Feb. 2. The case is being investigated by the U.S. Marshals office, the FBI and the Secret Service.

If convicted, Villemure could face up to 30 years in prison and a $1 million fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin Feldis said Villemure moved to Anchorage from California within the past couple of months.



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