A Henrico County man who stole $33,000 from his employer was sentenced to four years in prison Tuesday for two counts of aggravated identity theft.
Shawn Douglas Gover, 47, legally changed his name to match that of a person born in Texas in 1974 who died as a young child. He illegally used that person's Social Security number and date of birth.
With a clean record, Gover was able to win a job as finance director for the Independence Golf Club in Powhatan County. He gave himself an unauthorized raise, wrote company checks to himself and misused the company credit, stealing $33,557.
He also admitted that in 2016, he used his false identity to buy a firearm. According to an affidavit from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Gover was convicted in California of felony grand theft in 2007 and sentenced to 16 months.
U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson Tuesday also ordered Gover to make $22,618.12 in restitution to the Independence Golf Club, indicting at least some of the loss has already been recovered.