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Father arrested for living double secret life for many years

By Mason White 2:29 PM July 25, 2016
Richard Hoagland 

By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) Two women were shocked by the arrest of a man who was married to both of them.

Authorities in Florida, said that they arrested the man, who led a secret double life for more than two decades.

Richard Hoagland, 63, went missing in 1993. He was now found living as a man named Terry Symansky.

He lived in Tampa Bay, with his second wife and a son.

Hoagland was arrested on a charge of identity theft after police said that he stole the identity of Symansky, who was declared dead after he drowned in 1991.

The nephew of Symansky, was surprised to find a marriage certificate on, indicating that his uncle had gotten married after his death.

He eventually went to the authorities and they began investigating the case.

Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco said that Hoagland, changed his identity to Terry Symansky, after leaving a wife and family in Indiana in 1993.

His family finally had him declared dead in 2003.

Police said that Hoagland learned about Symansky’s death and stole his information while living with the man’s father, Edward Symansky, who was looking for a roommate.

Hoagland then opened credit cards and took out several mortgages in the deceased man’s name.

Hoagland’s first wife in Indiana, told police that he disappeared after learning that the FBI was after him for embezzling millions of dollars.

However, when he was arrested, Hoagland denied the charges and he told officers that he left Indiana, just to get away from his wife.