Once-deported forgery suspect allegedly used false ID for QPP job

Published 11:23 am Friday, May 25, 2012

Immigrations and Customs Enforcement once again has custody of an Austin man who has been previously deported.

Galdino Guzman-Sanchez, 29, was convicted Thursday in Mower County Court of felony false ID forgery and turned over to ICE officials. He was sentenced to three years’ supervised probation — if not deported — along with 40 hours of community service.

Five other charges were dismissed: felony identity theft, gross misdemeanor false name and birth date given to a court official, gross misdemeanor false name given to a peace officer and two counts of misdemeanor altered/fraudulent driver’s license.

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According to criminal records, Guzman-Sanchez was deported in 2000 but returned in 2001.

A woman living with Guzman-Sanchez reported him to Sheriff Terese Amazi this March. The woman showed Amazi several false documents belonging to Guzman-Sanchez.

The woman said she brought Guzman-Sanchez with her to Austin in 2010, so he could get a job at Quality Pork Processors, mentioned Guzman-Sanchez’s sister in Marshalltown, Iowa, may have more of his false documents, and that Guzman-Sanchez was recently living with another woman in Austin.

Officers went to the 1200 block of Eighth Street NW and met with Guzman-Sanchez, who admitted to using the false name, the complaint states. Officers later served a search warrant and found a QPP hard hat with the name Oscar Sanchez, along with a fake ID in his wallet. Officers also found fraudulent documents under the names Oscar Sanchez, Ruban Holquin and Miguel Meza, along with social security cards and a W2 form in different names.

Guzman-Sanchez admitted to using the name Oscar Sanchez to gain employment to QPP and the name Miguel Meza to get a job at Swift Company.