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Dubuque man sentenced to over two years prison time for identity theft

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A Dubuque man is sentenced to over two years prison time for identity theft. Peter Eli George was given the sentencing after pleading guilty to the misuse of a Social Security Number and one count of aggravated identity theft.

Evidence shows George used a birth certificate and a Social Security card of a real person to obtain a State of Iowa identification card in 2015. He then used the documents to get an Iowa license. In January 2016, George used the fake license when stopped by police. He also opened fraudulent credit lines with the documents and used that person's identity when seeking medical treatment. When the victim confronted George, he threatened him. George later filed a complaint against the victim with the Social Security Administration and a credit reporting agency. He had been previously convicted of forgery, theft, conspiracy to violate the drug laws, grand larceny of an auto, and taking a vehicle without owner's consent. Three of the convictions were under another alias, the name of another real person.

George was sentenced in Cedar Rapids to 30 months in prison and a special assessment of $200.

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