Skip to comments.New Mexico woman indicted over immigrant driver licenses
Posted on 08/04/2011 7:57:16 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
SANTA FE, New Mexico (Reuters) - An Albuquerque woman was indicted on Thursday on charges of creating fraudulent residency documents to help illegal immigrants get New Mexico driver's licenses.
New Mexico is currently one of three states, including Utah and Washington, that allow undocumented immigrants to lawfully obtain driver's licenses if they can show proof of residency and identity.
The grand jury indictment accuses Ana Hernandez, 45, of more than 300 felony counts over accusations she used her Albuquerque business address on documents she fraudulently created for Mexican nationals so they could obtain licenses.
"This is yet another egregious case that shows we're attracting criminal elements to our state for the sole purpose of obtaining driver's licenses," Republican Governor Susana Martinez said in a statement.
"Our driver's licenses have been compromised and we're not only putting our residents at risk, but those living in other states as well," she added.
Martinez has urged lawmakers to change the driver's license rules during a special legislative session next month. The New Mexico state Senate had in March rejected a proposal that would have outlawed such licenses for illegal immigrants.
"The current law says that if you are a foreign national without a Social Security number you can get a driver's license with two proofs of residency and identity," said S.U. Mahesh, a spokesman for the state Department of Taxation and Revenue.
He said the residency papers could include such documents as a lease agreement, utility bill or bank statement. Personal identity proof requires a birth certificate, passport or Mexican identification card issued by the Mexican consulates.
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Happens every day....now all over the country/
I’m just going to self-tattoo my camp number on myself. I’m #1. Who’s next? Sound off.
What... illegals don’t have a right to drive without a license or insurance?
That is just racist!
how the heck else are the going to suck out of the treasury?
There, fixed it.
“....help illegal immigrants get New Mexico driver’s licenses AND VOTE.”
Illegal immigrants should vote republican. If we go down that China road (as they communist want), they would be shot. LOL
Ought to hang this b1tch. And everyone else who does this on a scale like this.
It's what happens when tens of millions are allowed to enter the U.S. illegally...It's a corrupt break down of the system, which will eventually destroy the entire system.
And at every turn, politicians and public officials aid and abet this epic fraud.
The Texas brothers turned a NJ hotel room into a business office and were readying a massive cache of fake Social Security cards for delivery to a local NJ identity broker.
The Texas brothers were a "one-stop shop" for a myriad of fake US documents, including birth certificates, Social Security cards, driver's licenses for any state in the US, passports and resident alien cards, said state police.
Officers happened upon two cars bearing Texas plates in a NJ hotel parking lot. Authorities wouldn't identify the NJ hotel by name for fear it would spark retribution from savage drug cartels operating in the US. The Texas brothers were followed to a NJ office supply store nearby where they purchased computer supplies. Officers then followed the Texans to a NJ storage facility in Secaucus, NJ, where the Texans loaded several boxes into a car. One of them stood lookout.
L/E approached the Texas brothers when they returned to the NJ hotel and questioned them separately. The Texas brothers consented to a search.
Police recovered laminating sheets with built-in security features, pages of blank documents waiting for fake names and information, finished documents, computers and software to create the fake IDs.
All told, the haul was worth about $500,000 on the street. Police also recovered $6,000 in cash, which was the first payment from a NJ fake document broker for a shipment of 500 fake Social Security cards. ####
Hayward, California woman charged in mass thefts of IDs
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Oakland Police Dept Mug Shot: Mishel Caviness, Hayward, accused of
running a large-scale operation devoted to stealing people's identities.
HAYWARD, CALIFORNIA -- A Hayward woman has been charged with numerous felony counts for allegedly running an identity-theft operation that created fake Social Security and California identification cards, checks and credit cards. Mishel Caviness, 40, was arrested after an investigation by Oakland police and the U.S. Secret Service.
The probe began when an Oakland city employee reported in January that someone was fraudulently cashing her checks, according to police Officer Ryan Goodfellow and court records. Caviness was identified with the help of surveillance-camera footage from Bay Area stores, police said.
A search of her apartment on the 21000 block of Foothill Boulevard in Hayward last week uncovered a printing operation capable of making fake checks and credit cards, police said. Also found were 900 blank credit cards, personal information belonging to as many as 1,000 people, blank checks and computers, police said.
Alameda County prosecutors charged Caviness with forgery, identity theft, forgery of a driver's license and grand theft. She has a previous conviction for welfare fraud and told police that she is disabled and unemployed. She is being held at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin in lieu of $325,000 bail.
SOURCE http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/05/16/BAPP1JGPTT.DTL#ixzz1MotxGM5R Page C - 3 of the San Francisco Chronicle
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And get welfare.