SALT LAKE CITY — A man accused of selling fake Social Security and permanent residency cards in Salt Lake City is facing felony charges.
Casesar Daniel Pena, 27, was charged Oct. 30 in 3rd District Court with eight counts of possessing a forgery device, a third-degree felony, on Oct. 30.
He was spotted by authorities in the parking lot of Smith's, 900 West and 800 South, on Oct. 25 with "a white envelope which contained two fraudulent Social Security cards and two fraudulent permanent resident cards" in his vehicle, according to charging documents.1 comment on this story
That led to law enforcers serving a search warrant at his home where more fake Social Security cards were found as well as "three fraudulent permanent resident cards," the charges state.
"Pena went on to state that he sold one to two permanent resident cards and Social Security cards each week in Salt Lake City," according to court documents.
Pena was arrested after authorities kept surveillance on him for more than a month and used a confidential informant to purchase fake documents, according to a search warrant filed in 3rd District Court.