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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Nebraska

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Madison Man Convicted of Social Security Fraud

Acting United States Attorney Robert C. Stuart announced that Anastacio Cruz-Santiago, 37, formerly of Madison, Nebraska, was sentenced today in Lincoln, Nebraska, to 8 months in prison by United States Senior District Judge Richard G. Kopf, for social security fraud.  After serving his prison sentence, Cruz-Santiago will then be removed from the United States. 

Cruz-Santiago is a citizen of the Mexico and does not have proper permission or authority to reside in or be employed in the United States.  On July 28, 2016, Cruz-Santiago fraudulently used the social security number of another person, identified with the initials C.B., to obtain employment at Packer’s Sanitation in Madison, Nebraska.  Cruz-Santiago also falsely provided the social security number of C.B. on the I-9 and W-4 forms when he applied for the job.  A social security number is required for employment purpose on the respective forms as a means and proof of identification.  In addition, Cruz-Santiago falsely represented that he was a United States citizen on the application for employment. 

This case was investigated by the Department of Homeland Security. 

Labor & Employment
Updated February 9, 2018