WASHINGTON, DC -- Valeri Gornet, a Romanian man arrested in Troy N.C., for identity theft in July, has been sentenced to 4-years in prison according to U.S. Attorney Mathew G.T. Martin of the Middle District of North Carolina.
Security at the North Carolina State Employees Credit Union caught Gornet ATM skimming on surveillance and contacted the U.S. Secret Service.
Gornet originally gave police a fake ID posing as Geani Vales of Lituania.
However, fingerprint ID revealed Gornet’s true identity as a 28-year-old Romanian national who entered the U.S. on an H1B non-immigrant visa July 23, 2016 and who's stay wasn't to exceed October 10, 2016.
In addition to his 4-year prison sentence for aggravated identity theft, Gornet is ordered 1-year of supervised release and will have to pay $5,000 in restitution to NCSECU.