QPP worker charged with forgery

Published 6:00 am Tuesday, June 1, 2010

A 25-year-old man residing in Austin was charged with aggravated forgery last week after a corrections officer reported that he had been working in town with an alias.

Jose Lopez-Garcia appeared Friday on the two counts. He is in custody on $50,000 bail, with an arraignment scheduled for June 10.

According to a criminal complaint, the corrections worker reported the crime to the Austin Police Department on May 16. The agent said he had been working with Lopez-Garcia on a separate pre-sentence investigation form when the defendant admitted that he had been working at Quality Pork Processors as “Andrew Scott Doria” for the past six years.

Ten days later, Austin police met Lopez-Garcia at QPP and obtained his employment documents, which were all in the “Doria” name. Lopez-Garcia admitted to police that he purchased the false name from a man named “Oscar” in Marshalltown, Iowa, after coming to the U.S. from Mexico about 10 years ago.

Lopez-Garcia said he no longer had the documents he purchased, but said he parlayed them into a fraudulent Minnesota ID, which he turned over to police.