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Dominican National Sentenced for False Identity Crime

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

Boston – A Dominican national residing in Boston was sentenced to 15 months in prison in federal court in Boston today after being convicted of false representation of a Social Security number. 
Altagracia Baez Guerrero, 27, pleaded guilty last month to false representation of a Social Security number before U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Stearns who sentenced Baez Guerrero to 15 months in federal prison to be followed by one year of supervised release.  
On March 14, 2016, Baez Guerrero falsely represented that a Social Security number was hers in an application for a learner’s permit at the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles. The victim whose identity was stolen told law enforcement that she had never visited, lived in, or worked in Massachusetts. The victim learned in 2018 that W-2s in her identity were issued for income earned at two different Massachusetts businesses the previous year. Based on information provided by one of the businesses, the victim learned that the imposter had provided a home address in Dorchester, which was the same address that the defendant used when applying for the learner’s permit.
United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling; Jason Molina, Acting Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston; and Scott Antolik, Special Agent in Charge of the Social Security Administration, Office of Inspector General, Office of Investigations, Boston Field Division, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sandra S. Bower of Lelling’s Major Crimes Unit prosecuted the case.

Updated March 11, 2020

Identity Theft