An Ocean Township man was charged with producing and selling fraudulent government documents and faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.
Lucio Medina-Sanchez, 36, 2137 Aldrin Rd., was arrested Feb. 3 and faces three second degree charges for allegedly manufacturing false Social Security cards and U.S. Permanent Resident cards at his Ocean Township residence, according to a release from the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office.
Law enforcement officers seized computers, laminates and various other materials following a Feb. 2 search of Medina-Sanchez's home. The arrest is the result of a joint investigation conducted by the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office, the U.S. Homeland Security Investigations and the Ocean Township Police Department.
According to the release, Medina-Sanchez required his customers to provde him with a passport-sized photograph and a name and brith date of their choosing to create the false identification.
The suspect is being held in the Monmouth County Correctional Institution in lieu of $250,000 bail, with no 10 percent option, set by the Hon. Thomas F. Scully, P.J.Cr.
If convicted, Medina-Sanchez faces up to 10 years in prison.