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Illegal Alien Who Used Another Person’s Social Security Number Sentenced to Prison

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Iowa
Also falsely claimed to be a permanent legal resident of the United States

A woman who used another person’s Social Security number to get a job was sentenced today to almost two months in federal prison.

Glenda Alvarado, age 30, a citizen of El Salvador illegally present in the United States and living in Waterloo, Iowa, received the prison term after a September 4, 2018, guilty plea to one count of misuse of a social security number.

In a plea agreement, Alvarado admitted she illegally entered the United States in July 2016, and on October 13, 2016, she used another person’s Social Security number when she completed a W-4 tax form and other employment documents at a business in Waterloo, Iowa.  She also used a fraudulent permanent resident card, also known as a “green card,” when she completed the employment forms.  The Alien Registration number on the “green card” had been issued to another person.

Alvarado was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Judge C.J. Williams.  Alvarado was sentenced to 55 days’ imprisonment.  She must also serve a three-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.  Alvarado is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until she can be turned over to immigration officials.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel C. Tvedt and investigated by Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Enforcement and Removal Operations. 

Court file information at

The case file number is 18-CR-2044-CJW.  Follow us on Twitter @USAO_NDIA.

Updated October 18, 2018