HSI: 4 arrested for using false IDs to get jobs

Published: Mar. 1, 2017 at 5:56 PM CST
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Authorities arrested four people for using false ID info to get jobs at Mills Manufacturing in Earlville, according to federal court documents from the Northern District of Iowa.

Lucio Perez, Leonardo Vega, David Moncada and Ipolito Rodriguez all face charges for document fraud.

The four are alleged to have used Social Security numbers that were either fake or belonged to someone else on I-9 employment eligibility forms. Homeland Security Investigations discovered the numbers during an I-9 review at Mills Manufacturing, earlier this month.

Shawn Neudauer, a public affairs officer with the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said the arrests were part of an “ongoing criminal investigation.”

According to federal code, offenders using false documents to violate the Immigration and Nationality Act, shall be “fined, imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both.”