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Creston Man Charged with Production and Possession of Fake Social Security Cards

U.S. Attorney’s Office December 07, 2010
  • Northern District of Ohio (216) 622-3600

A federal grand jury sitting in Cleveland, Ohio, returned a three-count indictment charging Milton Aguilar-Mejia, age 41, of Creston, Ohio, with producing and transferring false identification documents, possession of identification documents and authentication features with the intent to transfer them, Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, announced today.

The indictment charges that on or about May 15, 2010, Milton Aguilar-Mejia possessed and transferred a permanent resident card and Social Security card, which appeared to be issued by the United States government but were not.

The indictment further charges that on or about May 28, 2010, Aguilar-Mejia possessed with the intent to use or transfer five or more Social Security card stock for making identification documents appearing to be issued by the United States government.

If convicted, the defendant's sentence will be determined by the Court after review of factors unique to this case, including the defendant's prior criminal record, if any, the defendant's role in the offense and the characteristics of the violations. In all cases, the sentences will not exceed the statutory maximum and, in most cases, it will be less than the maximum.

The investigation preceding the indictment was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government's burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.