Ind. man accused of stealing Fla. man's identity 22 years ago

Richard Hoagland
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PASCO COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) - An Indiana man is accused of stealing the identity of a dead man 22 years ago.

Terry Semansky

Richard Hoagland assumed the name Terry Symansky (pictured right) in 1994, according to police. That man actually drowned in Florida back in 1991.

Since then, Hoagland got married, had a child, earned his pilot's license and got a mortgage - all under Symansky's name.

It turns out Hoagland had briefly lived with Terry Symansky's father. He found his son's death certificate and assumed the name.

Hoagland is charged with fraudulent use of personal information.

He previously lived in Fishers, McCordsville and Huntington, Indiana.