PLEASANT GROVE, Utah - Eager to get her passport, a teenage girl received a package and found one inside - for a 37-year-old man. A passport, birth certificate and Social Security card for the man arrived Wednesday at the Utah County home.
Danelle Shrader, 15, got the right one Thursday.
"Every time I go (on a plane), I have to take off my shoes," her father, Steve Shrader, said. "The State Department can't even get the right passports to everybody.
"Identity theft is a huge deal. And who's to say I'm not a criminal?" he said. "And now this poor guy - I've got his birth certificate, I've got his Social Security information, I've got his passport. I bet I could sell it for $1,000."
A spokesman for the Bureau of Consular Affairs said it was a rare mistake.
"It is serious. We recognize that and we want to fix it," Steve Royster said.
The Shraders were advised to return the passport and other documents to a federal office in San Francisco.