DANBURY \u2014 A former city resident was sentenced this week to more than five years in federal prison for fraud and identity theft offenses stemming from a scheme to use stolen identities to buy vehicles and motorcycles, federal prosecutors said. Domingo St. Hilaire Rosario, 57, formerly of Danbury, was sentenced Tuesday by Judge Vaness L. Bryant in Hartford to 65 months in prison, followed by four years of supervised release. He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and aggravated identity theft on May 10, according to the U.S. Attorney\u2019s office. Rosario, Jamie Pinto and another individual conspired to use stolen identities to get vehicles and motorcycles at dealerships in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Jersey, prosecutors said. As part of the scheme, which started in late 2017, Rosario arranged for a car or bike to be purchased or leased from a dealership in the name of a identity theft victim, while Pinto or another co-conspirator impersonated the victim to finish the paperwork, prosecutors said. Rosario planned to sell or export the vehicles, they added. On Feb. 28, 2019, a federal grand jury in Hartford returned an indictment charging Rosario. He was extradited from the Dominican Republic in May 2020. He has been detained since his extradition. Authorities said Rosario fled to the Dominican Republic after being stopped by New Jersey State Police in July 2018 while driving a Chevrolet Silverado that he got through the scheme from a dealership in Connecticut. Rosario and his co-conspirators acquired at least 13 vehicles and tried to get at least two others, prosecutors said. Some of the vehicles have been recovered by law enforcement and returned to the dealers. The judge ordered Rosario to pay $203,873 in restitution. On May 20, 2019, 44-year-old Pinto, with a last known address in Manchester, pleaded guilty to conspiracy, fraud and identity theft offenses. He is detained pending sentencing, which is scheduled for Oct. 27, according to federal prosecutors.