Jul 26, 2021 12:16 AM

Man gets federal prison time for using fake passport

Posted Jul 26, 2021 12:16 AM
Swartz photo Lincoln County
Swartz photo Lincoln County

OMAHA — -A Nebraska man was sentenced Friday for possession of a fraudulent passport, according to acting United States Attorney Jan Sharp

Jesse Chase Swartz, 31, North Platte, was sentenced to 15 months in prison and 3 years of supervised release. 

On July 29, 2020, Swartz was involved in a single-vehicle rollover accident on Interstate 80 in Hamilton County, Nebraska.  Swartz was ejected from the vehicle. While investigating the accident, law enforcement officers discovered what appeared to be a passport card which displayed Swartz’s picture, but listed a different name. 

The passport card was discovered to be a fake.  At sentencing, Judge Gerrard noted that Swartz had outstanding arrest warrants in several other states and that Swartz was using the fake passport as part of his efforts to avoid being arrested for the other warrants.

This case was investigated by the Nebraska State Patrol, the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department, and by the United States Department of State.