Man who falsely claimed identity stolen admits to theft

By Stephen Betts | Sep 14, 2017

Rockland — A 53-year-old Vassalboro man was fined Thursday, Sept. 14, after admitting he had defrauded a bank by falsely claiming his identity had been stolen in an effort to avoid repaying a loan.

Patrick Day was fined $500 during a brief hearing in Knox County Unified Court on a charge of theft. He had pleaded guilty a year ago as part of a deferred disposition.

During the past 12 months, he paid restitution of $2,500 to Midcoast Federal Credit Union in Thomaston. He had taken out a loan from the credit union in August 2014. The money was put into his bank account and he withdrew it.

He was living in Rockland at that time.

Day then contacted the bank and said someone had stolen his identity and taken out the loan in his name. He also contacted a credit reporting agency to report that his identity had been stolen.

From February through April of that year, Day had applied for loans from nine different financial institutions until he received the loan from the credit union in Thomaston, according to the police affidavit filed in court.

Day is still listed as president of the board of directors of Haad Enough Inc. which advocates for the families of murder victims.

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