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A high-level Iowa hospital systems administrator, Matthew Kierans, has admitted to stealing a coworker’s identity and posing as William Donald Woods for more than 30 years, The Register reported.

On top of using Woods’ identity to commit crimes and rack up debt, Kierans’ elaborate identity theft scheme led to Woods’ incarceration after Kierans’ accused his victim of identity theft and Los Angeles authorities failed to detect which man was the true William Donald Woods. Kierans could face up to 32 years in prison, The Register reported, and must pay a $1.25 million fine.

According to a proposed plea agreement with the US Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Iowa, Kierans met Woods “in about 1988” when they worked together at a hot dog stand in New Mexico. “For the next three decades,” Kierans used Woods’ “identity in every aspect of his life,” including when obtaining “employment, insurance, a social security number, driver’s licenses, titles, loans, and credit,” as well as when paying taxes. Kierans even got married and had a child using Woods’ name.

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