Department of Justice claimed that a Sumner man had been charged with living under a false identity for 27 years and falsely claiming to be a U.S. citizen.
Roberto Manzano Federally Charged With Using False Identity
Roberto Manzano 53 years old was federally charged with aggravated identity theft, falsely claiming to be a U.S. citizen, and using a false document.
The Department of Justice claimed that Manzano had been using a false identity after a California court issued a warrant for his arrest in a 1996 domestic violence and kidnapping incident.
Roberto Manzano Used False Identity To Have A New Life
The Mynorthwest reported that Manzano used a false identity so he can be used to get a job with a logistics company in Seattle. He also allegedly used the identity to pass necessary security checks required by the Transportation Security Administration for that job.
Manzano’s recent security application was evaluated and a TSA agent noticed some discrepancies and notified the Diplomatic Security Service for investigation.
Since 2004 Manzano has also been using the identity to vote as well.
Moreover, if Manzano is convicted, he will face a mandatory two years in prison for aggravated identity theft, up to three years for falsely claiming to be a U.S. citizen, and up to five years for using a false document.