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.