59-year-old Linda Iseler had for 23 years wondered why her husband Richard Hoagland, abruptly left her and their two sons.
People Magazine reports that she was met with a rude shock three months ago when she received a phone call informing her of Hoagland’s arrest for identify theft.
Hoagland was arrested on July 20 in Pasco County, Florida, after allegedly stealing the identity of Terry Symanski, a Florida man who drowned in 1991.
A bewildered Iseler said, “I’ve had a real upheaval of feelings and emotions. Some of this stuff that I thought I was over — it has come back.”
After Hoagland’s arrest it was discovered that he had a new name, was married to a new wife, and had another child.
Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco said at a news conference, “This guy is a coward. He left a family behind. It’s sad for the victims all around.”
Meanwhile, Iseler who is now remarried wants to know why he walked out.
“I wanted to know why. “Why did [Hoagland] walk out? How could he do it?”
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