Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Illegal Immigrant Arrested For Allegedly Making Fake IDs

An illegal immigrant is in custody, accused of making fake identification to other illegal immigrants.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Onofre Munoz Jimenez, 34, of Mexico, is charged with forgery, a fifth-degree felony.

Officials said a joint criminal investigation began after a suspect provided fraudulent identification to a trooper during a traffic stop in Madison County.

Investigators determined where the suspect had bought the fake ID and a search warrant was issued.

Investigators then located more than $12,000 in cash and equipment used to make fraudulent Ohio driver licenses, resident alien cards and Social Security cards.

Jimenez is being held at the Franklin County Jail. If convicted, he could face up to a year in prison, a $2,500 fine and deportation.

Officials said Jimenez is also facing possible federal charges.