Fake documents at Lake Charles OMV lead to arrest
POSTED: Friday, June 8, 2012 - 8:30pm
UPDATED: Friday, June 8, 2012 - 8:34pm
Lake Charles, LA — On June 1, 2011, officials with the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles (OMV) in Lake Charles contacted Louisiana State Police detectives and reported someone was attempting to obtain a state-issued identification card using fraudulent documents. Troopers responded and detained Oscar Perdomo-Barrera, 24, of Houston, TX. An inspection of the documents by detectives verified they were fraudulent.
Troopers, with assistance from the U.S. Border Patrol, determined Perdomo-Barrera is a Honduran national who is in the country illegally. Perdomo-Barrera was arrested for unlawful possession of fraudulent documents for identification purposes and filing a false public record. He was booked into the Calcasieu Parish Correctional Center and a hold has been placed on him by the U.S. Border Patrol for being in the country illegally.
Perdomo-Barrera faces up to 5 ½ years in prison and a $5,500 fine if he is convicted.
The Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles and the Louisiana State Police will continue to work together to safeguard the integrity of state-issued identification.