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Joined: 06 Sep 2005
|Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 2:04 pm Post subject: Illegal Immigrants arrested for trafficking documents,070809
|For Immediate Release… Date: July 8th, 2009
“Two Illegal Immigrants arrested while trafficking in forged documents”
Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones announces that his undercover officers were successful in apprehending two “admitted” illegal immigrants yesterday. An investigation began when undercover agents learned of “business cards” that were being distributed that advertised fraudulent documents for sale.
Yesterday, July 7th, 2009, agents called the number provided on the “business card” and ordered two United States Social Security Cards with fictitious name information. Agents were contacted by the suspect to meet and purchase the fictitious cards. At around 2 pm officers arrested two male suspects at the UDF on S.R. #4 in the city of Fairfield for possession of the ordered United States Social Security cards and numerous other fraudulent documents.
Victor Meza-Martinez, had possession of 17 fraudulent documents (for others) and 1 fraudulent ID card for himself. Jose Borrios-Gomez, was found in possession of the two fraudulent cards ordered by the agents and two other fraudulent ID cards. Meza-Martinez admits he’s in the United States illegally from Mexico and Borrios-Gomez admitted to being here illegally from Honduras and states he was previously deported from the United States once before. Both are currently being held in the Butler County Jail with NO BOND and Immigration and Customs Enforcement “holders”.
Sheriff Jones is pleased with the arrests stating, “This is not the first time we’ve made these types of arrests and it continues to be a problem. When criminals make and then sell fake identifications it allows the people who buy them to get jobs and live in our community under fake aliases. These are tough economic times and we will continue being committed to stop these kind of crimes from occurring.”
Victor Meza-Martinez (age 24) was charged with 17 counts of (Felony 5) Forgery and one count of (Misdemeanor 3) Falsification.
Jose Borrios-Gomez (age 30) was charged with 4 counts of (Felony 5) Forgery.
(both charged through Fairfield Municipal Court)
Seized: 21 fraudulent documents, a 2001 Volkswagen Jetta, $435 cash, 2 cell phones, and business cards.
Prepared by: Sgt. Melina Smith
Criminal Investigations Division