United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner
Eastern District of California
Fresno Woman Pleads Guilty in Document Fraud Operation
FRESNO, Calif. — Dalia Reyes-Serapio, 29, of Fresno, pleaded guilty today to conspiring with eight others to produce, transfer, possess, and sell false identification documents in Fresno, Tulare, and Madera Counties, U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.
According to her plea agreement, between January and April 2012, Reyes-Serapio conspired to produce false identification documents at various fraudulent document mills. Members of the conspiracy took customer orders for fraudulent documents, produced false identification documents and delivered and sold them to customers for between approximately $90 to $124 for a set of documents including a forged social security card and an alien registration card. During the course of the conspiracy, Reyes-Serapio possessed document-making implements, materials and supplies, and false identification documents, including driver’s licenses.
This case is the product of an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) with assistance from the Fresno County Sherriff’s Office Air Support Unit. Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher Baker is prosecuting the case.
Reyes-Serapio is scheduled to be sentenced on February 19, 2013, before U.S. District Judge Anthony W. Ishii. The maximum statutory penalty she faces is five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The actual sentence, however, will be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account a number of variables.
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||
November 19, 2012
Docket #: 1:12-CR-0130 AWI