Mayo discovers info that leads to forgery and ID theft charges

Published 6:50 pm Saturday, September 15, 2012

Mayo Clinic Health System of Austin documents have led Austin police to a man who may have been illegally working at Hormel for more than five years.

Police arrested Caltzontzin Gonzalez-Alonso, 33, 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 $698.50.

A detective found Gonzalez-Alonso at Hormel on Sept. 12, wearing a hard-hat 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 gain employment at Hormel. Nanez died in Missouri in 2008.

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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 appeared in Mower County Court Friday and was charged with two felonies: identity theft and forgery with intent to injure or defraud. His next court appearance is set for Sept. 27. He is held in the Mower County jail on $50,000 bail.