Five arrested for identity theft

Handcuffs (KSN File Photo)
Handcuffs (KSN File Photo)

TOPEKA, Kansas – The Kansas Department of Revenue’s Office of Special Investigation arrested five people Thursday in the Wichita suspected of crimes relating to driver’s license fraud and identity card fraud.

The following people were arrested:

  • Reggie Conner, 46, Wichita, stole the identity of another person and used it to apply for a Kansas commercial driver’s license at the Wichita Driver Licensing Office. Conner is charged in Sedgwick County with identity theft; or in the alternative unlawful use of a driver’s license.
  • Manuel De Jesus Aguero-Herrera, 28, Durango, Mexico, stole the identity of a U.S. Citizen and used it to apply for a Kansas identification card at the Wichita Driver Licensing Office. Aguero is charged in Sedgwick County with identity theft; or in the alternative unlawful use of an identification card.
  • Gladys Melissa Morales-Salome, 25, Wichita stole the identity of another person and used it to obtain a Kansas identification card at the Andover Driver Licensing Office. Morales is charged in Butler County with identity theft; or in the alternative unlawful use of an identification card.
  • Federico Ibarra, 21, Wichita, stole the identity of another person and used it to obtain a Kansas identification card at the Wichita Driver Licensing Office. Ibarra is charged in Sedgwick County with identity theft; or in the alternative unlawful use of an identification card.
  • Arturo Ibarra, 21, Wichita, stole the identity of another person and used it to obtain a Kansas identification card at the Wichita Driver Licensing Office. Ibarra is charged in Sedgwick County with identity theft; or in the alternative unlawful use of a driver’s license.

“Stealing a person’s information like date of birth, Social Security number or even a credit card number is bad enough,” said Revenue Secretary Nick Jordan. “But when a person is able to get his photograph on a state-issued driver’s license card with your information, the types of fraud he can now commit expands considerably.”

U.S. Homeland Security Investigations assisted with the arrests.

The Sedgwick and Butler county district attorneys’ offices are prosecuting the cases.

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