KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - A Junction City man is facing up to 30 years in prison and a $1 million fine after being convicted of stealing his father’s identity to apply for a loan.
A federal jury in Kansas City, Kansas, on Thursday found 47-year-old Matthew Williams guilty of bank fraud and aggravated identity theft.
Prosecutors say Williams used his father’s identity - including claiming to have won a Purple Heart in Vietnam - to take out a loan for a $490,000 house. He was in bankruptcy proceedings at the time.
Williams’s father, Earl Williams won a Purple Heart and other commendations for his service in Vietnam and Desert Storm.
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