Woman found using aliases convicted of forgery

Published 7:48 am Tuesday, September 28, 2010

An Austin woman was convicted of one count simple felony forgery and sentenced to one year and one day at the Shakopee Minnesota Correctional Facility Monday.

The prison sentence was stayed, however, and Maria Guadalupe Balderas-Lara, 32, will be serving her sentence in the form of three years of supervised probation, complete with 40 hours of community service.

Balderas-Lara could face deportation for her conviction, in which case her probation would be unsupervised.

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Police entered the home of Balderas-Lara, who was using the aliases of Elida Sosa and Christine Marie Guzman, on Aug. 4 and found Minnesota state identification cards and social security cards under both aliases, as well as a Hormel Foods identification card under the Guzman name with Balderas-Lara’s photo on it.

Balderas-Lara’s boyfriend, Jose Alberto Estrada-Hernandez, was also at the house during the search. Estrada-Hernandez has been using the alias of Randy Reyes Ornelas to work at Quality Pork Processing and had several fishing licenses under his Ornelas alias, which were also found in the house.

The search, which was conducted at 1510 8th St. SE, also uncovered QPP identification cards in the names of Ornelas and Sosa, a Mexican Matricula card and passport belonging to Estrada-Hernandez and a Mexican birth certificate belonging to Balderas-Lara.