Apparently for some people in search of a legal U.S. identity, all that is needed is a birth date, name of their choosing, a photo, and cash. On charges that he allegedly made and sold fake Social Security and U.S. permanent resident cards from his home, an Ocean Township, New Jersey, man was indicted on April 2, according to NJ.com.
After an investigation by the Monmounty County Prosecutor’s Office, township police, and U.S. Homeland Security Investigations, authorities raided an Aldrin Road residence and seized laminates, computers, and other materials on February 2, said county Prosecutor Peter Warshaw in a statement.
On Monday, April 2, a Monmouth County Grand Jury in Freehold, New Jersey, handed up an indictment.
Charged with 16 counts of manufacturing and selling fake government documents, the 36-year-old man faces up to 10 years in prison for each count, said Warshaw.
To get their documents, customers who came to his home were required to supply a name and birth date of their choice and a passport-sized photograph, Warshaw said.
Prices were based on the types of documents that were being created.
Currently being held at the Monmouth County jail, the accused man is presently out of business. His bail is $250,000.
How many places that produce fake Social Security cards exist in our country today?