Cincinnati man sentenced to three years in prison for creating fake ID documents claiming he was federal employee & agent

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FILE PHOTO: Signage is seen at the United States Department of Justice headquarters in Washington, D.C.

A Cincinnati man was sentenced in U.S. District Court today to 36 months in prison for crimes related to creating fake credentials to pretend to be a member of law enforcement and a federal employee.

David Lomache, 62, pleaded guilty in August 2021 to making fake IDs claiming he was a Special Agent with Homeland Security and an employee of the Defense Logistics Agency, which is the Department of Defense’s combat logistics support agency.

“As today’s sentence reflects, Lomache’s offense is much more serious than merely creating fake identification documents for self-enrichment,” said United States Attorney Kenneth L. Parker. “The defendant was not just collecting badges and making ID cards for his personal amusement. He was amassing the tools he needed to impersonate law enforcement and federal government employees. Given that many of his chosen identities focused on search, rescue, recovery, and seizure, Lomache’s apparent designs include the threat of trespass or worse under the guise of government authority.”

Lomache pleaded guilty in August 2021 to fraud in connection with identification documents.

According to the court documents, the defendant used fake credentials to acquire badges intended only for legitimate federal officers.

Lomache fraudulently obtained a United States Federal Contractor badge in order to impersonate a civilian contractor technician for the Defense Logistics Agency.

In January 2021, Lomache produced fake identification documents for both the Defense Logistics Agency and for Homeland Security Investigations (“HSI”). He listed his titles on the fraudulent documents as “Civilian Contractor Technician” and “Homeland Security Special Agent.”

In February 2021, the defendant posted a picture of himself on social media in which he’s wearing a cap with “K-9” printed on it with a gold badge on the side. In the comments, Lomache claimed to be a “CERT member…K9 search & rescue urban/mountain.”

When investigators executed a search warrant as part of this investigation, they discovered Lomache in possession of numerous law enforcement badges, patches and clothing items, as well as fake identification cards, handcuffs and various knives.

Kenneth L. Parker, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio; Vance Callender, Special Agent in Charge, Homeland Security Investigations; and Hamilton County Sheriff Charmaine McGuffey announced the sentence imposed today by U.S. District Judge Matthew McFarland. Assistant United States Attorney Megan Gaffney Painter is representing the United States in this case.

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