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Man Charged with Making Fake ID's in Ocean Twp. Home

The suspect is accused of manufacturing phony Social Security and U.S. Permanent Resident cards.

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.

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