Oregon Man Admits Misusing UK Passport With Dead Baby's Name

An Oregon man has pleaded guilty to using a passport obtained in the name of a baby that died in Wales more than 50 years ago.

Posted: Mar. 21, 2018 4:50 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon man has pleaded guilty to using a passport obtained in the name of a baby that died in Wales more than 50 years ago.

Timothy Matthews faces a maximum of 10 years in prison when he's sentenced in June, but without prior convictions he's expected to get no more than probation. He did not make a statement Wednesday in federal court, and declined comment outside the courtroom.

According to court documents, the defendant was born Timothy Scheidt in Lander, Wyoming, in 1963. He changed his surname in 2013.

Years earlier, he received a passport issued by the United Kingdom in the name of Peter Matthews - a baby who died shortly after birth in 1963. He used it many times before the fraud was detected in 2012.

His motive for doing so remains unknown.

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3/21/2018 3:38:22 PM (GMT -7:00)

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