A Fresno woman pleaded guilty on Monday in federal court to conspiring to sell fake identification documents for immigrants, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert reported.
Maria Victoria Perez-Vasquez, 32, was part of a scheme with five others to sell fake ID documents, including Social Security cards and registration receipt cards for undocumented immigrants, between June 2015 and June 2016. Customers who placed orders paid up to $150 for a set of the fake documents, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
On June 16, 2016, Perez-Vasquez and five others were arrested for their scheme. Four of the co-defendants pleaded guilty and have been sentenced. One co-defendant failed to appear in court.
The case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security and the California DMV.