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Jan 15, 2018

Pregnant Guatemalan Woman Tried to Get Social Security Card with Faked Birth Certificate

Wendy Castro

A woman was arrested and charged for obtaining a birth certificate under false pretense. Police say that on Friday in San Ignacio, Wendy Castro tried to use a birth certificate issued in error to obtain a social security card. According to Police, the S.S.B. branch in that jurisdiction called them and upon their investigation found out that the woman had Guatemalan documents on her person; a further check showed that the certificate was issued in error to Castro. Here’s what police had to say about how that happened:

 

ACP Joseph Myvett, Head, National Crimes Investigation Branch

“In San Ignacio, Police received a report from the Social Security Board that one Wendy Castro arrived there at the Social Security office in San Ignacio on Friday evening and presented a Belizean birth certificate with which she intended to apply for a Belizean social security card. As a result, the police was called and she was interviewed and detained. She was found in possession of her Guatemalan passport and during the course of the investigation, the police also found out that in October 2014 she had already made an attempt to apply for a social security card with a Guatemalan birth certificate and was refused. She has since been arrested and charged for obtaining a birth certificate under false pretense.”

 

Joseph Myvett

Reporter

“The fact that she was charged for obtaining a birth certificate, a Belizean birth certificate, under false pretenses; it has been said that the Vital Statistics office said that it had been issued in error, and it was issued in her name. “

 

ACP Joseph Myvett

“So, then she made false representation in order to obtain the birth certificate.”

 

Reporter

“Are you able to confirm if in fact there was any attempt by politically affiliated people to get her released from those charges?”

 

ACP Joseph Myvett

“No. None that I know about.”

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