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Honduran Woman Charged with Illegally Using Social Security Number to Obtain Employment

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA –  ENNA SERRANO-CRUZ, age 31, a native of Honduras, was sentenced on April 27, 2023 for  illegally using a social security number to qualify for employment, in violation of Title 42, United States Code, Section 408(a)(7)(B), announced United States Attorney Duane A. Evans.

United States District Court Judge Barry W. Ashe sentenced SERRANO-CRUZ to (1) one year of probation and a mandatory special assessment fee of $100.00.   

According to court documents, on December 14, 2022, Homeland Security Investigations received information that certain individuals used fraudulent Social Security cards in an initial application to obtain employment. Prior to finalizing employment with their prospective company, the individuals had to report to the Gulf Coast Safety Council, which provides safety courses to applicants applying to work with companies that service petrochemical processing plants. On December 14, 2022, SERRANO-CRUZ arrived at the Gulf Coast Safety Council office in St. Rose, Louisiana to complete the safety course to finalize his employment with Company “A.” On that day, SERRANO-CRUZ presented a fraudulent United States Social Security card bearing the name and United States Social Security number of a United States citizen, which she represented to be her own, in order to obtain employment.

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of Homeland Security Investigations in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney M. Irene González of the General Crimes Unit is in charge of the prosecution.


Shane Jones 

Community Outreach Coordinator

U.S. Attorney's Office 

Eastern District of Louisiana 

Updated April 27, 2023