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Troy Lafferty

East Grand Forks man sentenced to 5 years for identity theft

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The East Grand Forks man who stole the identities of dozens of local victims will serve five years in prison, a state district court judge decided Wednesday.

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Troy Lafferty, 28, apologized for his crimes in a hearing at the Grand Forks County Courthouse attended solely by his and his wife's relatives.

"I sit before you today broken...a coward who hid behind my computer," Lafferty said.

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