Woman faces deportation in forgery case

Published 6:32 am Monday, March 1, 2010

An Austin woman could face deportation after being sentenced on a single count of aggravated forgery Friday in Mower County court for using an alias to work illegally in town.

Brenda Gabriel Reynua, 19, is on three-years probation in the meantime, as the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement department begins the process of likely sending her out of the country.

Reynua is among three sisters facing similar charges stemming from a June police search of a southwest Austin residence.

Gloria Lizeth Reynua, 21, is scheduled for sentencing May 28. The third sister, 29-year-old Martha Isela Reynua, has contested charges against her and awaits a May 17 trial date.

Two others — Silvia Patricia Munoz-Rodriguez, 47, the mother of the three sisters, and her boyfriend, Cesar Hernandez-Islas, 28 — are wanted on Mower County warrants.

The search in question was executed at 308 Ninth St. SW on June 2.

According to a criminal complaint, that search uncovered a number of fraudulent documents linked to the family members, including Social Security cards, state ID cards and Quality Pork Processors work stubs.

During the search, Gloria Reynua attempted to text message Martha Reynua, warning her in Spanish to get away. Martha Reynua was not at the Austin home — she has a Minneapolis address listed in court records.