Fake I.D. Factory Busted

By Tim Persinko
|  Saturday, Feb 5, 2011  |  Updated 3:45 PM EDT
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Fake I.D. Factory Busted

An underground factory that manufactured fraudulent documents got raided by the Loudoun County Sheriff's office Friday.

Officers uncovered a cache of computers, printers, and cameras used to make the mock documents.  The investigators also discovered over 500 fraudulent documents, including drivers licenses, social security cards, permanent resident cards, and work authorization cards.  Two vehicles believed to be involved in the operation along with $2,000 in cash were also found.

Four were arrested in connection with the counterfeiting ring.  Two of the suspects, Santos Felipe Abrego-Archila, 37, and his brother, Jose Alfredo Abrego-Archila, had been previously deported from the country.  Another suspect, Jesus Orellana-Mena, 37, had been in the United States under temporary protective status which is now expired.  All three face fraudulent document charges, and are being held in Loudoun County Adult Detention Center.

The fourth suspect, Ana Mirian Marroquin-Alvardo, 41, was not charged with falsifying documents but was found to be in the country illegally.  She has been turned over to Immigration Customs and Enforcement.

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