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Document and Benefit Fraud

Pennsylvania man charged with producing, possessing fake US government agency credentials

PITTSBURGH – A Pennsylvania man has been has been charged with fraud in a two-count indictment in connection with the production and possession of fraudulent government credentials. This case is being investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

According to the indictment, on or about Oct. 18, 2009, Dwight R. Spaulding, 42, of Duquesne, Pa., produced false identification documents. On April 15, 2010, Spaulding had in his possession imitation U.S. Marshals Service credentials.

"The production and possession of fraudulent government ID documents is a serious crime and threat to our national security," said John P. Kelleghan, special agent in charge of ICE HSI in Philadelphia. "HSI continues to diligently work with our law enforcement partners to bring individuals engaged in this criminal activity to justice."

If convicted, Spaulding could receive 15 years in prison and a fine of $255,000.