PANAMA CITY, Fla. — A Florida man is accused of taking out thousands of dollars in loans and participating in business deals, all while pretending to be an Irish immigrant.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement announced in a news release that it had arrested a man who had been calling himself Declan Quinn and committing fraud under the name.
FDLE said its investigation began in February 2022 and that it was able to determine that Declan Quinn was actually Daryl Gary Boehlke, a convicted felon from Wisconsin.
Boehlke is accused of posing as an Irish immigrant and former member of the Irish Army to win the position of HOA Board of Directors president in his neighborhood.
Detectives said Boehlke used his standing in the neighborhood to get a $17,000 loan, as well as to sign a notarized promissory note saying he would repay the loan, which he failed to do, WBBH reported.
Boehlke is also accused of using a fake Irish passport as identification while pawning items for more than $1,000.
Boehlke is facing a list of charges, including forgery, uttering a forged note and false verification.
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