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Illegal immigrant sentenced for ID fraud

Posted September 29, 2008 3:31 p.m. EDT

— An illegal immigrant was sentenced Monday to 51 months in federal prison for organizing an identity fraud ring, authorities said.

Fabian Arturo Ramirez-Galvan, 34, pleaded guilty in April to conspiring to produce and transfer false identification documents and improper entry by an alien.

Authorities said that, between August 2006 and January, Ramirez-Galvan and 14 others participated in a scheme in the Triangle to manufacture and sell counterfeit identification documents, including drivers’ licenses, Social Security cards and permanent resident cards.

Ramirez-Galvan was a printer in the organization who oversaw eight "runners" who recruited customers for the scheme, authorities said.