ID Scam Broken Up in Bedford County – Shelbyville, TN

30 03 2007

Cross posted from   Bear Creek Ledger

As relayed by Bobbie Patray of Tn Eagle Forum:

Police Arrest 2 In Connection With Fake IDsSHELBYVILLE, Tenn. — Police said a scam to get fake driver’s licensesand Social Security cards into the hands of illegal immigrants has beenbroken up by police in middle Tennessee.

Investigators said the ring was broken by police in Bedford County overthe weekend.

Fake Social Security cards were $50, fake resident identification cardswere $180 and Tennessee, Kentucky or California driver’s licenses were being sold for $150, according to police.

They said people involved in the scam would conduct business out in the open and that the fakes were difficult to discern from real ones.

Police said David Gonzalez manufactured all the cards at his home inColumbia and that he was good at it.

“Looking at the Tennessee driver’s license, California driver’slicense, there was no way to determine if it was fake or not,” saidShelbyville police Detective Brian Crews.

Crews said Gonzalez used computers, digital cameras and a double-sidedlaser printer to make the fake identification cards at his home.

Police also arrested Julian Jimenez on suspicion of arranging deals and running the deals through Shelbyville.

Both men are illegal immigrants, police said.

“This is probably one of the larger-scale operations that we’ve done involving the illegal documents that were being produced,” Crews said.



Suspects accused of supplying fake IDs
Saturday, March 24, 2007
By David Melson

Two men, one from Shelbyville, have been charged with supplying falseidentifications to Hispanics throughout Middle Tennessee.

Shelbyville and Columbia police arrested David Gonazlez at his Columbiahome early Saturday. Gonzalez’s computer system and printing equipmentwas brought to Shelbyville.

The Shelbyville man, Julian Jiminez, 38, Park Trail Apartments, was described as Gonzalez’s “runner” by SPD Detective Sgt. Jason Williams.

Both suspects are illegally in the United States, according to Williams.


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