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Five arrested in identity fraud cases

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at 2:08 p.m.

Five people have been arrested in the Wichita area in connection with identity fraud crimes, authorities said Tuesday.

Four of the five people arrested are from Wichita. According to the Kansas Department of Revenue’s Office of Special Investigations:

• Reggie Conner, 46, is accused of stealing the identity of another person and using it to apply for a Kansas commercial driver’s license at the Wichita Driver Licensing Office. He is charged in Sedgwick County District Court with identity theft or unlawful use of a driver’s license.

• Gladys Melissa Morales-Saloma, 25, is accused of stealing the identity of another person and using it to obtain a Kansas identification card at the Andover Driver Licensing Office. She is charged in Butler County District Court with identity theft or unlawful use of an identification card.

• Federico Ibarra, 21, is accused of stealing the identity of another person and using it to obtain a Kansas identification card at the Wichita Driver Licensing Office. He is charged in Sedgwick County District Court with identity theft or unlawful use of an identification card.

• Arturo Ibarra, 21, is accused of stealing the identity of another person and using it to obtain a Kansas identification card at the Wichita Driver Licensing Office. He is charged in Sedgwick County District Court with identity theft or unlawful use of a driver’s license.

• Manuel De Jesus Aguero-Herrera, 28, of Durango, Mexico, is accused of stealing the identity of a U.S. citizen and using it to apply for a Kansas identification card at the Wichita Driver Licensing Office. He is charged in Sedgwick County with identity theft or unlawful use of an identification card.

U.S. Homeland Security Investigations assisted with the arrests, authorities said. The district attorneys’ offices in Sedgwick County and Butler County are prosecuting the cases.

Reach Stan Finger at 316-268-6437 or sfinger@wichitaeagle.com. Follow him on Twitter: @StanFinger.

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