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Martinsburg man sentenced for using someone else’s social security number

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of West Virginia

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Alberto Poblano Lopez, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, was sentenced today to five years probation for using a false social security number to obtain a driver’s license, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Lopez, age 37, pled guilty to one count of “False Representation of a Social Security Number” in September 2019. Lopez admitted to using someone else’s social security number in order to obtain a West Virginia Driver’s License in August 2018 in Jefferson County.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Lara Omps-Botteicher prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The U.S. Department of State, Diplomatic Security Service investigated. 

Chief U.S. District Judge Gina M. Groh presided.

Updated February 4, 2020

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