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The Honolulu Advertiser
Updated at 3:03 p.m., Friday, July 18, 2008

Hawaii Marine gets 5 years for ID theft

Advertiser Staff

Kane'ohe Bay Marine Cpl. Daniel M. Alfieri has been sentenced to five years in prison for stealing the identities of five fellow Marines while they were deployed to Iraq.

Alfieri, 28, pleaded no contest to 22 criminal charges of identity theft, forgery and theft in April but asked Circuit Judge Randall Lee to defer acceptance of the plea and to sentence him to probation.

Lee yesterday rejected that motion and ordered Alfieri to serve prison time and pay $975 in restitution to his victims.

Alfieri served two tours of duty in Iraq and was a personal acquaintance of all his victims.

Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Christopher Van Marter earlier called the crimes "despicable" and "the ultimate act of betrayal."

The thefts occurred last summer, when Alfieri used his victims' names to apply for credit cards and then made purchases at restaurants, the base exchange and supermarkets.

The victims include a lieutenant, two sergeants and two corporals. Van Marter said that while on deployment, the victims had to work to straighten out credit problems created by Alfieri's crimes.

Alfieri claimed to be suffering from post-traumatic stress and bipolar disorder.