Skip to comments.Illegal immigrant caught using five-year-old’s identity for work
Posted on 02/15/2012 8:29:08 PM PST by moonshinner_09
BROOKFIELD Thousands of illegal immigrants are living in southeast Wisconsin. Some of them are stealing other peoples identities to get jobs. A FOX6 investigation exposes a bustling black market for fake IDs that could put your family at risk.
Imagine learning that your five-year-old has a full time job! Thats what a Milwaukee mom discovered when she applied for state benefits. The truth is, her little girl is a victim of identity theft.
Rebecca Morales found out about her daughters phantom work history when she tried to apply for government benefits last year. A state worker told her that Esperanza (who was seven) and Jacqueline (who was five) both had credit histories that showed substantial income.
When I found out I told her, Wheres my rent money? Morales now jokes. And she looked at me and said, Huh? What mom?
But it was no laughing matter. Brookfield police traced the identity theft to a Best Western hotel, where they found a maid using Jacquelines name and social security number.
They dont imagine how much theyre hurting somebody when theyre doing that, Morales says. I mean, for all I know, how do I know she didnt take out a house in my kids name?
The maids real name is Maria Espino-Lopez. Like an estimated 11 million others, she is living in the United States illegally. In a Waukesha County courtroom last fall, her lawyer explained that Maria had escaped severe poverty in Mexico.
She grew up living in homes with dirt floors, no windows or doors, no running water and no bed, said Elizabeth Murrar, Espino-Lopezs defense attorney.
Its not clear how she got little Jacquelines information, but last June, a Waukesha County prosecutor charged her with felony identity theft. The charge was later reduced to a
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I did not think about the consequences this could have in the future. To Jacqueline Morales and also to my family, Espino-Lopez said during her sentencing. I only wanted to work to be able to help out my family.
The convicted identity thief spent nine days in a Waukesha County jail before returning to her south side Greenfield home. She still drives a car without a valid license, and its unclear if shes even been referred to ICE
Poster voter for the DNC.
An illegal stealing the ID and future of a 5 year old child is the heart , soul and essence of the DNC.
I wonder why some of these people don't register their anchor babies and use their Social Security Numbers. Once they got past getting the number, they would have little chance of getting caught.
I highly recommend that when your kids get to the age of 15 or so you run a credit check. That will give you time to clear up any id theft before they need to apply to college or go to work.
I’ll have to remind my daughter to keep her six-week-old son’s Social Security card (yes, he has one) under lock and key.
The fraud created by millions of illegals is up to the rooftops.
Most Americans have no idea the extent of this epic country killing fraud.
Just doing the jobs American five-year-olds won’t do.
So how is she surviving now? Did she steal another identity? Getting government benefits? Working under the table? The left and some Repubs in this country don't care about the collateral damage done by this invasion. Some of the damage is deadly. Maybe they would change their tune if it started happening to them and their family members.
OMG - They are finally charging Barack for using that illegal Connecticut SSN!!!!
It might not be "clear" to some but there are some of us out here who have a pretty good idea of where they are getting it.
Since Ms. Neumann-Ortiz doesn't seem to think identity theft is very serious offense, I suggest that she allow an illegal alien to use her social security number. I would if her attitude would change once she had to deal with the tax, credit, and possible criminal consequences.
“I would if” should be “I wonder if.”
No they don't. And it is not just when illegal aliens do it, identity theft is not on anyone's radar when it come to law enforcement. The cops usually don't even bother to arrest them even if you give them an address. As for the DA's office? Don't make me laugh. As far as they are concerned it is something for you to work out with your bank, CC company or whatever. They have no interest.
Wisconsin Identity Theft ping
If you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list, please FReep Mail me.
It seems to me that if an “employer” claims to have paid wages to an individual with a SS#, and then later it turns out that the SS# belonged to someone else, the Real Owner of the Legitimate SS# should be ENTITLED to have all Reported wages immediately paid to them, otherwise would not the EMPLOYER be COMMITTING TAX FRAUD?? Now if an Employer of an Illegal Alien found out that they have tp pay TWICE for every Illegal ss# this will stop overnight.
—I wonder how many times she signed the anti-Walker petitions?