Former Hormel employee admits identity theft

Published 10:55am Friday, September 28, 2012

After illegally working at Hormel Foods Corp. since 2007, according to court documents, a 33-year-old man has pleaded guilty to felony identity theft.

Caltzontzin Gonzalez-Alonso, 33, pleaded guilty Thursday morning in Mower County Court. Another felony charge, forgery with intent to defraud, was dismissed.

Police arrested Caltzontzin Gonzalez-Alonso on Sept. 12 after Mayo officials discovered that someone had been receiving care under the name of a deceased person. According to the court complaint, Gonzalez-Alonso had used the name Francisco Nanez Jr. at Mayo and had an outstanding bill of $699.

A detective found Gonzalez-Alonso at Hormel on Sept. 12, wearing a hardhat with the name Nanez. According to the complaint, a detective confronted Gonzalez-Alonso with the Nanez ID, and Gonzalez-Alonso admitted that is not his name. Gonzalez allegedly told detectives he used Nanez’s ID and social security to work at Hormel. Nanez died in Missouri in 2008.

Police searched and found a Mexico Matricula card, Mexican license and bank cards under the name Gonzalez, along with a Hormel ID under the name Nanez.

Gonzalez-Alonso will be sentenced on Nov. 1.

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