Thursday, February 17, 2011

Identity Theft Charge Filed Against Monterey Man

A Monterey man is facing charges of identity theft after allegedly stealing someone else's social security number and selling it.  That, at least, is the allegation contained in the warrant against 45-year-old Francisco Baltazar.  The Criminal Investigation Division of the Highway Patrol looked into the case, in which it is alleged that Baltazar committed the crime in June of last year with the knowledge that the social security number would be provided to someone who would use it in an attempt to get a driver's license.  Baltazar was jailed under $20,000 bond and will have a hearing on the case March 23rd.