Brooklyn man sentenced for selling $140,000 in fake IDs
By By Steve Kilar and The Baltimore Sun
Mar 21, 2012 at 10:57 PM
A Mexican man living illegally in Brooklyn was sentenced to more than eight years in prison Wednesday for making and selling fake identification documents worth more than $140,000, federal prosecutors said.
In 2009 and 2010, Victor Lopez-Escamilla, 39, stole the identities of more than 250 people to use on fraudulent green cards, driver's licenses and Social security cards, according to a statement from Maryland's U.S. Attorney's Office.
At first, Lopez-Escamilla sold counterfeit documents made by a group headquartered in the 200 block of South Broadway in Baltimore, the statement said. Later, he began making the documents himself, in his bedroom, prosecutors said.
Lopez-Escamilla sold the documents for more than $100 each to people in the Baltimore area.