Indictment: Mexican nationals found in Kansas possessed hundreds of false IDs

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (KSNW) - Two Mexican nationals were indicted Wednesday on charges of possessing hundreds of false identification documents.

Sergio Alberto Torres Adame, 37, and Lilia Ivonne Jaquez Arratia, 35, both of Juarez, Mexico, are charged with one count of unlawful possession of identification documents.

In court documents, it is alleged the two were carrying hundreds of false documents when a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper stopped them for speeding on Highway 54 in Liberal. In the car, the trooper found:

  • An envelope with 30 counterfeit Social Security cards in numerous names and 30 counterfeit birth certificates in numerous names and states including Colorado, Texas, Nevada and California.
  • An envelope with 31 counterfeit birth certificates and 32 Social Security cards.
  • An envelope with 30 counterfeit birth certificates and 30 Social Security cards.
  • An envelope with 29 counterfeit social security cards and 29 counterfeit birth certificates.
  • An envelope with 15 genuine Social Security Cards and 12 possibly counterfeit state birth certificates.
  • An envelope with 100 blank counterfeit Social Security cards.

If convicted, they face up to five years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The Kansas Highway Patrol and U.S. Secret Service investigated.

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