Lawrence Woman Pleads Guilty in Conspiracy to Use Stolen Identities to Fraudulently Purchase Vehicles
BOSTON – Daniel Araujo Guerrero, 36, of the Dominican Republic, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Boston to fraudulently using the identity of an American citizen. U.S. District Judge Denise J. Casper scheduled sentencing for Jan. 5, 2016.
In July 2014, Guerrero, who resided in Lawrence, went to the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles and submitted an application for a license using a name and Social Security number belonging to an individual from Puerto Rico.
The charge of identity theft provides a sentence of no greater than five years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000. Actual sentences for federal crimes are typically less than the maximum penalties. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz; Scott Antolik, Special Agent in Charge of the Social Security Administration, Office of Inspector General, Office of Investigations, Boston Field Division; and Matthew Etre, Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston, made the announcement today. The case was investigated by the Homeland Security Investigations Document and Benefit Fraud Task Force. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney David G. Tobin and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy Landry of Ortiz’s Major Crimes Unit.