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ID Theft Suspect Deported from Mexico

January 4, 2017

EL CENTRO, Calif – On December 29, the Imperial County Sheriff’s Office, El Centro Police Department, U.S. Border Patrol and U.S. Custom, worked in collaboration with Mexican Liaison authorities, PGJBC and INM, in the detention and extradition process from Mexicali, Baja California Mexico of Jose Roberto Rodriguez (age 31).

Rodriguez, an El Centro resident had skipped bail and fled into Mexico. At the time of his detention, Rodriguez had in his possession multiple forged identification cards, forged credit cards and sophisticated forgery equipment

Rodriguez is a defendant in a current El Centro Police Department criminal complaint regarding multiple charges that include identity theft involving ten or more victims, forgery, Access card fraud and possession of stolen property. Rodriguez is also a suspect in a criminal investigation by the Imperial County Sheriff’s Office for similar charges.

Rodriguez was booked into the Imperial County Jail and his bail was set at $25,000.

Persons charged with a crime are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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