Posted: Friday, March 15th 2013 at 12:53pm
Man allegedly assumed victim's identity for a decade
By Derreck Booth Editor
GAINESVILLE - A man who had been living in Gainesville faces charges related to stealing someone's identity and using it for approximately a decade.
Agents with the Hall County Multi Agency Narcotics Squad arrested the 39 year old suspect in the 300 block of Cronic Drive on Thursday.
"We received information from immigration officials that Mr. Hugo Longoria-Cardoza was suspected of identity theft. The victim actually resides in Texas," MANS Lt. Scott Ware said.
Longoria-Cardoza was found with a Georgia Driver's License bearing his photograph and the victim's name and date of birth, according to Ware.
Agents said they also recovered a fake birth certificate and social security card bearing the victim's identification.
Ware said the suspect admitted he purchased the birth certificate around ten years ago for about $500.
Authorities believe Longoria-Cardoza assumed the victim's identity and had been using the name, birthday and social security number over the years.
Longoria-Cardoza is charged with identity theft and first degree forgery. Investigators said he was booked in the Hall County Jail under an immigration hold.
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