Hoagland knew the dead man’s father, knew that Terry drowned in 1991 at 33 years old, before he assumed his identity and disappeared from Indiana about 25 years ago. He was declared dead in 2003.
Hoagland who once lived with Terry Symansky’s father in Palm Beach, found a copy of the victim’s 1991 death certificate and used it to obtain a birth certificate from Ohio. He then used the birth certificate to apply by mail for an Alabama driver’s license, later used to obtain a Florida driver’s license.
Terry Symansky, died in 1991 at the age of 33, but Hoagland stole his identity to continue living as him
Under his new identity, Terry Symansky, he wed Mary Hossler Hickman in 1995. The couple lived in Zephyrhills, Fla., where Hoagland worked, invested in real estate and even obtained a pilot’s license, according to the newspaper.
But in April, the real Terry Symansky’s nephew learned through Ancestry.com that someone had assumed his uncle’s identity, and brought it to the attention of the police.
When he was taken into custody, Hoagland told officers he assumed the identity to get away from his wife,.
Mary Symansky, 54, was shocked, as she had no idea about his real identity. After te arrest she found his real identification documents in a briefcase in the attic. She also found the deed to Louisiana property her husband bought in 2015 and a key to a storage unit. The Sheriff’s Office intends to search that unit.
The loverat had left four children from two different marriages in Indiana. His second Indiana wife had assumed him dead since 2003
Hoagland’s ex-wife in Indiana however, informed police her husband said he “had to disappear because he had stolen millions and was wanted by the FBI,” the newspaper reported. Law officials are currently investigating the claim, but records show that Hoagland has never been arrested.