WILMINGTON, N.C. – Santos Mileny Torres-Diaz, 31, of Honduras, illegally present in the United States and residing in Duplin County, North Carolina, was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison.
On July 28, 2020, Torres-Diaz pled guilty to one count of aggravated identity theft. From April 20, 2015 through January 13, 2020, Torres-Diaz, did knowingly use the identity of another person, including, name, date of birth, and Social Security number, which she knowingly purchased for $1000 from a fraudulent document vendor. Torres-Diaz was previously deported from the United States on June 23, 2009 at San Antonio, Texas.
Robert J. Higdon, Jr., U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Richard E. Myers II. ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations investigated the case and Assistant U.S. Attorney Gabriel Diaz prosecuted the case.
A copy of this press release is located on our website. Related court documents and information are located on the website of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina or on PACER by searching for Case No. 7:20-cr-00049-M.
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