Fed grand jury indicts Youngstown man on identity theft

CLEVELAND — A federal grand jury has returned a two-count indictment charging Ricardo Garcia-Baltazar, aka Richard Molina, 37, of Youngstown, with representing himself as a U.S. citizen, when he is not, and with aggravated identity theft, the U.S. Attorney said today.

The first count alleges that on or about Jan. 17, 2013, Garcia-Baltazar, a citizen of Mexico and an alien in the United States, falsely represented himself to be a U.S. citizen.

The second count alleges that between Jan. 17 and March 8, 2013, Garcia-Baltazar transferred, possessed and used, without lawful authority, identification of another person, knowing that the identification belonged to another person.

The case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations.

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