OIG Investigative Reports, Man Guilty of Aggravated Identity Theft Skip to main contentAbout UsContact UsFAQs Language Assistance Englishespañol中文: 繁體版Việt-ngữ한국어TagalogРусский U.S. Department of Education Search for: Toggle navigation U.S. Department of Education Student Loans Grants Laws Data About ED OFFICES Home Reports & Resources Programs/Initiatives News Office Contacts Investigative Report U.S. Department of Justice Rosa Emilia Rodríguez-Vélez United States Attorney District of Puerto Rico Torre Chardón Bldg., Suite 1201 (787) 766-5656 350 Carlos Chardón Street San Juan, Puerto Rico 00918 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: November 13, 2009 Contact: U.S. Attorneys Office Lymarie V. LlovetAyala Pblice Affairs Specialist (787) 282-1820; (787) 340-1835 MAN GUILTY OF AGGRAVATED IDENTITY THEFT SAN JUAN, PR - Casimiro Nuñez Polanco was found guilty today, after 45 minutes of deliberation, for aggravated identity theft, announced today United States Attorney Rosa Emilia RodríguezVélez. This investigation was conducted by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Social Security Administration - Office of Inspector General (SSA OIG), the U.S. Department of State - Diplomatic Security Service (DSS), the U.S. Department of Education (DOE), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the U.S. Secret Service, the U.S. Postal Service, the Puerto Rico Police Department (PRPD) and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Julia DíazRex. Casimiro Nuñez Ploanco was charged with three counts of identity theft, aggravated identity theft and social security fraud. Prior to today's verdict, the defendant plead guilty of counts one and three of the indictment (identity theft and social security fraud), on August 25, 2009. The trial for count two started yesterday at 2:00 pm and finished today at approximately 2:00 pm. The sentence is set for February 16, 2010 at 9:00 am before Chief Judge Fusté. The defendant is facing a sentence of at least two years up to a maximum of fifteen years in prison. On April 23, 2009, Nuñez Polanco possessed with intent to transfer unlawfully 24 United States identification documents: 12 stolen U.S. Social Security Cards and 12 Puerto Rico Birth Certificates. With the convictions of this defendant we want to send a message to all those criminal who dedicate their lives to take away peoples identities that we will not tolerate these types of crimes. The U.S. Attorneys Office will continue working along with other law enforcement agencies and will prosecute the criminals to the full extent of the law, said Rosa Emilia RodríguezVélez, U.S. Attorney for the District of Puerto Rico. ### Printable view Last Modified: 11/19/2009 How Do I Find... Student loans, forgiveness College accreditation No Child Left Behind FERPA FAFSA 1098-E Tax Form 2015 Budget Proposal More > Information About... Transforming Teaching Family and Community Engagement Early Learning K-12 Reforms More > Connect Facebook Twitter YouTube Email RSS Google+ More > MISUSED FOIA OIG Fraud Hotline Our mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access. Student Loans Repaying Loans Defaulted Loans Loan Forgiveness Loan Servicers Grants & Programs Apply for Pell Grants Grants Forecast Open Grant Competitions Find Grant Programs by Eligibility Laws & Guidance No Child Left Behind FERPA Civil Rights Data & Research Education Statistics Postsecondary Education Data State Education Data Nation's Report Card What Works Clearinghouse About Us Contact Us ED Offices Jobs News FAQs Budget, Performance Notices FOIAPrivacySecurityInformation qualityInspector GeneralWhitehouse.govUSA.govBenefits.govRegulations.gov
Man Guilty of Aggravated Identity Theft. San Juan, PR., November 13, 2009
Published by the Department of Education, Office of Inspector General on 2009-11-13.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report.