Pettis County Sheriff's deputies served a search warrant late Monday afternoon and netted three arrests of people allegedly using fake Social Security numbers to gain employment.
Officers searched the home of Manuel Cenobio-Cazaras, 35, at 900 Griffith Road, Lot No. 6, according to court documents. Arrested were: Cenobio-Cazaras; Nelly Macias Arissa, 28; Miguel Angel Dominguez Domingo, 22; and Juan Castro, 20, according to Sheriff's Department reports.
Castro and Dominguez Domingo were each charged Tuesday with forgery, a class C felony. Arissa was charged with a class B misdemeanor of identity theft. Cenobio-Cazaras is wanted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. All four remained in Pettis County Jail Tuesday afternoon without bond.
According to a probable cause statement written by Sgt. Tolbert Rowe, Castro and Dominguez Domingo each provided at least a photo identification and Social Security card to get jobs at Kaiser’s Contract Cleaning in Sedalia, although neither have Social Security numbers.
“The employee would have to (have) presented the false social security card as legitimate when seeking employment with the company,” Rowe wrote in his statement.
They both would have signed an U.S. Department of Homeland Security Form with the false information. Both started with the cleaning service in June and worked there as recently as August, according to court documents.
Arissa also worked for Kaiser’s as recently as Aug. 10. Rowe reported Arissa’s photo was used in a Missouri driver’s license with the name Lupita Rodriguez. Arissa and her husband, Cenobio-Cazaras, admitted she had used the name of Rodriguez.
It was at least the second time in the past two weeks that authorities have arrested people on charges of forgery and identity theft.
The Pettis County Sheriff’s Department on Aug. 29 arrested Javier Manoz-Valencia, 32, who was accused of selling false documents to workers at Tyson or Kaiser’s, according to Rowe, a detective who has been working on ID theft cases since March.