- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 15, 2016

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A 35-year-old man from Honduras has admitted he assumed a Gulfport man’s identity and earned more than $113,000 in income reported to the Internal Revenue Service.

The Sun Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1UTZAUP) Gregorio Villanueva Medina had earned the money in 2014 and 2015, and was caught after the IRS sent the Gulfport man a notice of back taxes owed.

Medina will be sentenced Aug. 23 on a guilty plea to aggravated identity theft.

The Gulfport man and his wife had lodged a complaint with Gulfport police March 11.

Authorities say Medina had worked for the Gulfport shipyard since May 2014 using falsified Social Security and U.S. Employment Authorization cards.


Information from: The Sun Herald, https://www.sunherald.com

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