Lloyd Irving Taylor was arraigned in San Diego's U.S. District Court today, December 12, on charges of aggravated identity theft, tax evasion, and other crimes.
The indictment alleges that Taylor stole the identities of nine people, many of whom died at an early age in the 1950s. He obtained birth certificates and used the information to create fraudulent passports and other identification documents.
Taylor then opened accounts and stuffed assets in them, in part to evade taxes, according to the indictment. He also opened accounts in the names of fictitious religious institutions to elude the Internal Revenue Service.
He made significant income in the accounts but has not paid taxes since 2003, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. He has been in custody since April.