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Illegal Guatemalan woman in Northern Iowa sentenced for document fraud



This news story was published on July 2, 2021.
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Federal courthouse, Northern District of Iowa in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS – A woman who used a false identification document and someone else’s name and social security number was sentenced today to five years of probation.

Xiomara Lopez-Martinez, age 26, a citizen of Guatemala illegally present in the United States and residing in Decorah, Iowa, received the sentence after an April 21, 2021 guilty plea to one count of unlawful use of an identification document.

In a plea agreement, Lopez-Martinez admitted she used someone else’s name and Social Security number, and also a fraudulent Social Security card, when she completed employment and tax forms in October 2017 and October 2018 at a business in Decorah. In September 2020, the victim of the identity theft from Texas contacted the Winneshiek County, Iowa, Sheriff’s Office and informed them that someone was using her name and Social Security number to work in Decorah and that the IRS had contacted her about paying back taxes on this employment. On December 2, 2020, immigration agents arrested Lopez-Martinez at her place of employment in Decorah where she initially identified herself to immigration agents using the victim’s name.

Lopez-Martinez was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Judge C.J. Williams. Lopez-Martinez was sentenced to five years of probation.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel C. Tvedt and investigated by the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations, and the Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office.

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6 Responses to Illegal Guatemalan woman in Northern Iowa sentenced for document fraud

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 4, 2021 at 10:36 am

    People are going to have to start protecting themselves against these illegals. Creepy Joe and Cameltoe don’t give a crap about us.

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 4, 2021 at 10:33 am

    $5,475 A YEAR, EACH US CITIZEN IS BEING USED AS COLLATERAL BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO GET MONEY TO PAY FOR UNNECESSARY THINGS LIKE ILLEGALS CROSSING INTO AMERICA ON OUR SOUTHERN BORDER, AND FREE STUFF TO BUY VOTES FOR THE DEMOCRATS!

  3. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 4, 2021 at 10:32 am

    It’s just getting started!!!!

  4. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 3, 2021 at 10:59 pm

    “Oh, but they are such law abiding citizens. Nobody got hurt, so what’s the big deal?”

    I get tired of hearing that kind of crap from the flakes on the left of common sense. The big deal is, look at what potentially/did cost the woman from Texas.
    First, the trouble with the IRS. They won’t stop trying to get the back tax money from her, even though she had ZERO to do with it. At least not until she(woman from Texas) goes to court and gets an order to stop them. Then there are all the other identity theft goodies she will have the expense, time, and hassle to clean up/correct. Not to mention the hit to her credit score.
    How many loans did this illegal woman take out in her name? How many contracts(like rental agreements, purchase agreements)? Did she(illegal woman) owe any bills in the Texas woman’s name?

    This is not all, I’m sure. It’s all I could think of right at the moment.

    This shows why open borders are BAD.

  5. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 3, 2021 at 2:15 pm

    Gee NEXT CRIME = TFA = FAILURE TO APPEAR = JOKE !

  6. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 2, 2021 at 10:25 am

    open the gates and let them in.