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Dominican National Charged With Identity Theft

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

BOSTON – A Dominican national was arrested today in connection with using the identity of a U.S. citizen.

Wandil Mejia Jimenez, 30, a Dominican national residing in Dorchester, was indicted on one count of false representation of a Social Security number and one count of aggravated identity theft. Jimenez will appear in federal court in Boston later today.

According to the indictment unsealed today, in 2014, Mejia Jimenez fraudulently used a Social Security number that was not his when applying for a driver’s license with the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles.

The charge of false representation of a Social Security number provides for a sentence of no greater than five years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000. The charge of aggravated identity theft provides for a mandatory sentence of two years in prison, to be served consecutive to any other sentence imposed, one year of supervised release and a fine of $250,000. Jimenez will be subject to deportation upon completion of his sentence. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.  

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling; Peter C. Fitzhugh, Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston; William B. Gannon, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service, Boston Field Office; and Colonel Kerry Gilpin, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police, made the announcement today. Valuable assistance was provided by the United States Marshals Service for the District of Massachusetts. Assistant U.S. Attorney Bill Abely, Deputy Chief of Lelling’s Major Crimes Unit, is prosecuting the case.

The details contained in the indictment are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Updated June 21, 2019

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