January 23, 2022

Mexican Citizen Sentenced To Federal Prison For Using A Disabled Veteran’s Social Security Number For Benefits | USAO-SDOH

CINCINNATI — Fernando Arroyo-Alonso, 59, was sentenced today by a US court to a year and a day in prison for stealing the identity of a disabled veteran from the United States.

The defendant was arrested in Warren County in May 2021 for misusing a Social Security number.

According to court documents, Arroyo-Alonso filed an online application for Title XVI Supplemental Security Income benefits in May 2019 using the identity of a disabled veteran who also receives Title XVI Supplemental Security Income and Veterans Affairs benefits.

The defendant used the victim’s identity, date of birth and social security number to obtain an Ohio driver’s license in the victim’s name. In reality, the victim does not live in Ohio.

Arroyo-Alonso was also given a criminal record while using the victim’s identity.

After serving his sentence, Arroyo-Alonso is deported to Mexico.

Kenneth L. Parker, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, and Andrew Boockmeier, Agent Specially Responsible for the Social Security Administration, Office of Inspector General (SSA-OIG), announced the verdict issued today by the senior US district judge Michael R Barrett. The US Marshals Service, the US Secret Service, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Ohio BMV and the Hamilton Township Police assisted in this investigation. United States Special Assistant Attorney Timothy Landry is representing the United States in this case.

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