Pasco man who impersonated senator pleads guilty

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. -- Pasco County resident Sidney Hines, 67, plead guilty in a case involving the impersonation of a senator. 

Hines had reportedly fallen behind on his payments on a mortgage loan that he made in Oct. 2008 for his property in New Port Richey.

After his case was turned over to a debt collection agency, Hines called the agency throughout March 2013 to the end of 2014 while impersonating U.S. Senator Richard Durbin. He told the ClearSpring debt collection agency that his loans had been paid off and that the loan should be cleared from the system and from his credit report. 

The United States Capitol and the Federal Housing Finance Agency has since investigated the case and Hines could be facing up to three years in Federal prison.



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