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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of West Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Pennsylvania man indicted on false ID charges

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Ray Roberto Carrion-Susana, of Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, appeared today in federal court to face charges of fraud involving false identification, Acting United States Attorney Randolph J. Bernard announced.

Carrion-Susana, 36, was indicted in August 2020 on one count of “Fraud in Connection with Identification Documents – Possession of Five or More False Identification Documents with Intent to Use Unlawfully” and one count of “Fraud in Connection with Identification Documents – Possession of Document-Making Implement and Authentication Feature with Intent to Produce False Identification Document.” Carrion-Susana is accused of creating fraudulent driver’s licenses with a real person’s name but the defendant’s picture, as well as having a computer with document making software program and multiple seals and holograms in order to create said false IDs. The crimes are alleged to have occurred in April 2019 in Preston County. 

Carrion-Susana faces up to five years of incarceration and a fine of up to $250,00 for the for the first count and faces up to 15 years of incarceration and a fine of up to $250,000 for the second count. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jarod J. Douglas and Danae DeMasi-Lemon are prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The U.S. Secret Service investigated.

An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.
 

Updated March 3, 2021