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North Carolina man pleads guilty to unlawful possession of identification

A Lumberton man pleaded guilty August 10, 2021 to the possession of another’s identification document with the intent to defraud the United States, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1028(a)(4), according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, 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 unlawfully possessed and provided the valid driver’s license of another individual, cleared to work on the site, to one of his workers who had not received clearance to be on the job,” stated the release. “Using the false identification, the worker accessed the work site in contravention to the security protocols in place on numerous occasions between June 4 and July 3, 2020.”

Hunt pleaded guilty to the possession of the identification document and faces a maximum penalty of 12 months in prison. Sentencing is set for December 2021.

G. Norman Acker III, acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, made the announcement after United States Magistrate Judge Robert B. Jones accepted the plea. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating the case.

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