Man arrested for using another person’s identity for seven years

ST. GEORGE — A St. George man who admitted working for a local employer for approximately seven years while using another persons identity was arrested on Wednesday.

According to the probable cause statement filed in conjunction with the arrest, investigators with the St. George Police fraudulent identity and security threat unit arrested Abraham Deleon, 37, of St. George, and charged him with two counts of third-degree felony possession of a forgery device and one count of identity fraud, a second-degree felony.

Investigators determined that Deleon had used a social security number and permanent resident card that belonged to another actual person to obtain employment and other benefits from a local St. George employer.

Deleon admitted to investigators that he had worked for the employer for approximately seven years earning $18 per hour, working five days per week for eight hours each day, the statement said.

Deleon was booked into Washington County’s Purgatory Correctional Facility and bail was set at $20,000.

Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.

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4 Comments

  • Brian January 30, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    But remember, illegal immigration is a victimless crime, and if you support the rule of law you’re a hater.

    • Bub January 30, 2014 at 5:00 pm

      They like the illegals because they work cheap. Then they get to pay everyone less. It’s a race to the bottom.

  • SUTAH January 30, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    Who is the employer, what is the forgery devices everyone keeps getting accused of having, was he illegal or not? Was it a fake identity or actually someone else’s identity? Are these persons doing the arrests federal agents?

  • assmast January 31, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    The toilet was clogged today in the bathroom sorry for the mess

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