A former Danbury man has been sentenced for a scheme to use stolen identities to lease and purchase 13 vehicles and motorcycles. 57-year old Domingo St Hilaire Rosario was ordered to 65 months in prison followed by four years of supervised release. He was also ordered to pay nearly $204,000 in restitution.
Rosario and two others reportedly conspired to use stolen identities to obtain vehicles and motorcycles at dealerships in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Jersey. Rosario arranged for the purchase or lease in the name of an identity theft victim and then a co-conspirator impersonated the victim at the dealership to complete the paperwork, using fraudulent documents and photo ID he provided to them. Rosario intended to sell or export the vehicles.
Some of the vehicles were recovered by law enforcement and returned to the dealers.
Rosario was stopped by New Jersey State Police in 2018 driving a Chevrolet Silverado obtained through the scheme from dealership in Vernon, Connecticut. After that encounter, he fled to the Dominican Republic. He was extradited in May 2020, and is detained.