A Hudson Valley man is heading to prison for assuming another person’s identity in order to obtain a U.S. passport.

On Monday, John Staccio, 68, of Saugerties was sentenced to 25 months in prison, a $500 fine and a $200 special assessment for aggravated identity theft and passport fraud.

As part of his October 12, 2016 guilty plea, Staccio admitted that in 1990 and in 2011 he applied for and received a United States passport using the name, date of birth, and social security number of another person, without that person’s knowledge or consent.

Staccio used the passport and resided abroad for approximately 25 years until he was apprehended in 2016, officials say.

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