U.S. Attorneys Office Charges Rochester Man For Faking Military ID

January 30, 2015

ROCHESTER, NY–U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced that a federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging Mark Allen Kelly, 54 of Rochester, with producing false military ID cards and making false statements to federal agents. Each charge carries a penalty of up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

The feds allege that Kelly misrepresented himself to his employer and the community as being an Officer in the United States Navy. Kelly regularly wore full dress naval uniforms at Veterans events. This included a memorial for a fallen Marine killed in Afghanistan where Kelly presented a flag to the Marine’s parents. When questioned, the defendant supported his false claims by presenting an authentic looking, but fraudulently made, military ID card.