Police Crack Down On Fake ID's

By: Dave Spencer Email
By: Dave Spencer Email

It may be against the law, but it appears as long as there is a market for fake ID's there will be people to supply them.
The Fayette county grand jury indicted four alleged illegal immigrants for trafficking in fake ID's.
Commonwealth Attorney Ray Larson says the id's are being used to get jobs and open bank accounts.

This week the Fayette County Grand Jury indicted four people; Carlos Rena-Loza, Antonio Oortiz Romero, Juan Roberto Homerario-Campus, Lousi Miquel Espinoza-Sanchez on charges of trafficking fake ID's and possession of counterfeit paychecks.

Larson says he works closely with Immigration and Custom Enforcement providing them with information on illegal immigrants in hope that they will be able to reach the people responsible for making the false ID cards.

Javier Castro is a local radio D.J. for the La Pantera radio station in Lexington. He says while he is a legal citizen now, he knows what it's like to have to go the other route to survive in the U.S. He says 25 years-ago he crossed the border and got a fake ID just to get a job. Although he knew what he was doing was wrong, he says he was desperate and it drove him to do anything he could to stay here, even if it meant breaking the law.

"It's a big risk to do it but you have to find a job," Castro said,"You come here with nothing and have to find a way."

Larson says, it's desperation like Castros that makes fighting this crime difficult for police.

According to Larson, since November 22 of the 31 illegal aliens charged with felonies in Lexington have had I.C.E detainers lodged against them.That means when they complete their sentences they'll be deported.


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  • by Rajesh kr. Pandey Location: Delhi on Apr 29, 2008 at 09:07 AM
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  • by ELIZABETH Location: CHICAGO,IL on Mar 6, 2008 at 04:37 PM
    ALL YOU PEOPLE UNDER ME ARE JUST SELFISH AND ANNOYING ME THE WAY YOUR TALKING. MY DAD JAVIER CASTRO HAS KIDS OVER HERE AND HIS KIDS ARE FROM THIS COUNTRY THEY SO CALL "UNITED STATES"..SO QUIT BEING RACIST AGAINST HIM [HISPANIC MAN].HES NOT QUILTY FREE MY DAD!
  • by Jim Location: Los Angeles on Feb 22, 2008 at 10:29 AM
    I grew up in LA and I can say illegals have DESTROYED my city (schools, clogged roads, hospital closings, massive crime increase, etc). In the late 90's, I moved to Lex to attend UK and I was shocked to see the massive amounts of illegals moving there. Yes, illegals work for cheap wages and some are really great people, BUT America can't take care of its own citizens (see Katrina for that) and shouldn't be burdened with illegals from other nations. Kentucky MUST pass laws like the States of Oklahoma and Arizona to prevent the things that have happened in Los Angeles.
  • by katie Location: Garrard on Feb 22, 2008 at 03:16 AM
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  • by howard Location: cincinnati on Feb 21, 2008 at 04:24 PM
    Kentucky will have to make laws and fight illegal immigration. The feds will address the issue only if it has amnesty. If not for the illegals, then for businesses that employ them. You can still see the direction DC wants to go with the SAVE act. While once again, promising to secure the border, it gives businesses up to a four year amnesty before they have to verify their employees. This is a time frame to do a another bill that will grant amnesty. It doesn't nothing to address the illegals here except to leave them alone. If left that way, they will turn into a new welfare workforce that taxpayers will have to support while big business has their cheap labor. Stand up and demand your politicians defend your rights. DC will not help, it is up to the people of Kentucky. If not, you will support the welfare workforce.

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