Colorado man reaches plea deal in Oklahoma identity theft case

Thursday, June 26th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Durango, Colorado-AP) -- A Colorado man accused of stealing the identity of a dead Oklahoma infant has reached a plea agreement.

Tobias Piette faces a felony charge for stealing the name of Adam Russell Boggs of Tulsa, who died in 1981.

As part of the agreement Piette will face a misdemeanor charge instead of the felony.

Colorado authorities say Piette has a Colorado driver's license, a Social Security number, a birth certificate and a US Passport all in the name of the dead Tulsa boy.

Piette was caught earlier this year after requesting a copy of Boggs' birth certificate. The Oklahoma Vital Records Division found the birth certificate and the death certificate and contacted Colorado authorities.