Nevada Man Pleads Guilty to Aggravated Identity Theft
SACRAMENTO, CA—Glenn Litton, 47, of Carson City, Nevada, pleaded guilty today to aggravated identity theft arising from false statements he made in an application for a United States Passport, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.
According to court documents, on November 19, 2014, Litton submitted an application for a U.S. passport to a passport acceptance officer in Sacramento. In the application, Litton presented a number of false statements, including a false name, birthdate, and Social Security number that belonged to a real individual. Litton also presented a birth certificate, a debit card, and employment ID card all bearing the false name that he used in the passport application. As a result of the application, Litton was issued a U.S. passport in a false name.
This case is the product of an investigation by the U.S. State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service with assistance from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles. Assistant United States Attorney Shelley D. Weger is prosecuting the case.
Litton remains in custody awaiting sentencing. He is scheduled to be sentenced by Judge Morrison C. England Jr. on November 12, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. Litton faces a statutory penalty of two years in prison and up to a maximum $250,000 fine. The actual sentence, however, will be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account a number of variables.