Man previously deported pleads guilty to using fake ID

A man living in Austin who has allegedly been deported once admitted Friday to using false identification.

Galdino Guzman-Sanchez, 29, pleaded guilty to one count of felony forgery by using false identification. In exchange, five other charges were dismissed: felony identity theft, gross misdemeanor false name and birthdate given to a court official, gross misdemeanor false name given to a peace officer and two counts of misdemeanor altered/fraudulent driver’s license.

According to the court complaint, Guzman-Sanchez’s ex-girlfriend photocopied some of the false documents, including IDs in the name of Oscar Sanchez, Ruban Andre Holquin III and several other documents. The woman reportedly told Sheriff Terese Amazi his real name is Guzman-Sanchez. The complaint says the woman lived with Guzman-Sanchez in Iowa when he was deported in 2000, and Guzman-Sanchez came back to the U.S. in 2001.

The woman also mentioned that Guzman-Sanchez’s sister in Marshalltown, Iowa, may have more of his false documents, including a Missouri ID.

The woman said she brought Guzman-Sanchez with her to Austin in 2010, so he could get a job at Quality Pork Producers, according to the complaint. The woman also mentioned that Guzman-Sanchez moved into a house with another woman living illegally in the U.S., according to the complaint.

Law enforcement officials then found records that show Guzman-Sanchez was indeed deported in 2000 and worked at QPP under the name Oscar Sanchez, the complaint states. It adds that Driver and Vehicle Services records for Oscar Sanchez match Guzman-Sanchez’s image. Officers then 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 then later served a search warrant and found a QPP hard hat with the name Oscar Sanchez on it, 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.

The complaint states that Guzman-Sanchez admitted to using the name Oscar Sanchez to work at QPP and the name Miguel Meza to get a job at Swift Company.

Guzman-Sanchez is being held at the Mower County jail. His sentencing date has not been set.

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