A former Danbury man has pleaded guilty to fraud and identity theft charges. 57-year old Domingo St Hilaire Rosario and two others are accused of conspiring to use stolen identities to obtain vehicles and motorcycles at dealerships in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Jersey.
As part of the scheme, Rosario allegedly arranged for the purchase or lease in the name of an identity theft victim. Rosario supplied his co-conspirators with fraudulent identification documents so they could complete the paperwork. He intended to sell or export the vehicles. The three acquired at least 13 vehicles and attempted to acquire at least two more. Some of the vehicles were recovered by law enforcement and returned to the dealers.
Following a July 2018 traffic stop, he fled to the Dominican Republic and was extradited in May 2020 after a federal grand jury returned an indictment charging him. Sentencing is set for September 8, 2021.
Rosario has agreed to pay $220,589.19 in restitution.