KANSAS CITY, Kan. – A federal grand jury in Kansas City returned indictments Wednesday against a Mexican national charged with using false identification documents and identity theft in Barton County, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.
Oscar Sanchez-Valencia, 27, a citizen of Mexico, is charged with one count of making a false statement to the government, three counts of misusing a Social Security number, seven counts of aggravated identity theft, two counts of making a false claim of U.S. citizenship, and one count of using false documents.
The crimes are alleged to have occurred in 2012, 2013 and 2014 in Barton County.
Upon conviction, the crimes carry the following penalties:
• Making a false statement, misusing a Social Security number: A maximum penalty of five years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000.
• Aggravated identity theft: A mandatory consecutive two years and a fine up to $250,000 on each count.
• Making a false claim of citizenship: A maximum penalty of three years and a fine up to $250,000.
• Using false documents: A maximum penalty of 15 years and a fine up to $250,000.
Homeland Security Investigations investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent Anderson is prosecuting.