|Timoney a victim of identity fraud|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
TAMPA — Army officer Ryan Timoney volunteered for Afghanistan and then earned a Purple Heart when a suicide bomber attacked his unit in May 2012. He lost part of a leg, his body was riddled with metal, and a piece of his skull had to be removed.
David F. Lewis served in the military, too. He spent 15 years in the Air Force, his attorney says.
But that didn’t stop Lewis, 50, from feeding a crack cocaine habit by trading identities of military service personnel — including Timoney — to a tax refund fraudster in exchange for drugs, federal authorities learned.
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