SAN ANTONIO, Texas - A San Antonio man has been sentenced to over five years in prison for aggravated identity theft and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
35-year-old Alexander Kolberg received 65 months in prison after he pled guilty to one count of felon in possession of a firearm; one count of financial institution fraud; and one count of aggravated identity theft in January.
According to court documents, on April 20, 2020, Kolberg was arguing with a woman at a New Braunfels motel. As the argument intensified, a good Samaritan tried to de-escalate the situation when Kolberg pulled a firearm out, cocked it and headed towards them.
Law enforcement officers were called, found the firearm, and arrested Kolberg, says the UT. Officers also found a debit card in someone else’s name, blank checks, and identifying information for other people, including a notebook containing other people’s names, Social Security numbers, bank accounts and email addresses during a search of Kolberg's personal items.
An investigation revealed Kolberg created multiple bank accounts with stolen identifying information that he used to deposit forged checks. In one instance, he deposited approximately $15,000 into an account using checks from a deceased victim. Kolberg also had previous felony convictions, making it illegal for him to possess a firearm.
Kolberg has remained in federal custody since his arrest on November 17, 2020, says the US Attorney's Office.