In a story that could have come right out of a movie, a widely respected police officer turned out to be a Mexican national who stole an American identity and moved to Alaska to become a cop. I’ll bet Sarah Palin didn’t see this one coming.
Fox News reports that the identity thief had been employed as an Anchorage police officer using his assumed name since 2005. Police and federal prosecutors said he didn’t have a criminal record. He does now!
“Federal agents processing a renewal request for his passport discovered the alleged fraud. He was arrested Thursday after authorities searched his home and found documents confirming his true identity, officials said. The passport fraud case is similar to one involving a Mexican national who took the identity of a dead cousin who was a U.S. citizen in order to become a Milwaukee police officer in 2007.”
Crimes like this…