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Oct 25, 2012

Guatemalan National steals identity of Belizean living in Chicago

Carlos Mauricio Rossal Perez

There was another case of theft before the courts today; but this time it’s identity theft. Sixty-one year old Carlos Mauricio Rossal Perez is a Guatemalan national from the Sapaka area, who was picked up by Immigration personnel today. In his possession were a Belizean passport, birth certificate, social security card, voter’s ID, border’s permit and driver’s license; all belonging to Naim Matar of Orange Walk. It turns out that for more than twenty-four days Perez has been living in Belize and pretending to be Matar. But the jig is up and he has been charged with five criminal offences; one count is for false representation and the other four are for using Matar’s Social Security card, passport, birth certificate and border permit.  According to Immigration personnel, they first came in contact with Perez at their Belize City office on October first when he attempted to renew Matar’s passport, which expired October nineteenth. Perez paid the fifty dollar fee, but when he returned to pick up the passport, he was told he would have to come back and the application was forwarded for investigation. The first clue was that Perez told authorities he was an only child, but the Vital Statistics Department confirmed that Matar has two brothers and one sister. It also turns out that the real Naim Matar is presently residing in Chicago, USA. Perez did not return to the Immigration Office, but he was arrested near the Western Border where he admitted that he was not Matar and showed the Immigration officers his Guatemalan passport and driver’s license which are both expired. In court today he pleaded guilty to all charges and was fined a total of ten thousand, five hundred dollars to be paid immediately. Since he was unable to make payment, he will spend two years in prison.

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7 Responses for “Guatemalan National steals identity of Belizean living in Chicago”

  1. Genotu Rembiuos says:

    Well… I don`t give him wrong for giving it a try, everyone comes into BZ., ASAP and in 24 hrs have all BZ documents!!!
    So he tried , but he don`t know the secrets, the secrets is MONEY !!!!
    ESAS MOVIDAS SON PARA LOS RICOS HERMANO.
    (those moves are for the rich, brother)

  2. Bear says:

    Sedi, please give this man money for his inconvenience!

  3. Rod says:

    Why should we belizeans pay for this fool send him back to Guatemala let them house and feed him damm the stupidity of this gov. Is overwhelming .

  4. Hmm says:

    Rod i posted this yesterday when you commented about the customs training just incase u didnot see it …………….Your the Dumbest thing to come out of a womans womb! should other Govt agencies stop functioning because of crime. this project is not govt funded and while other agencies are not doin there job , others are. especially with the finance they receive from international organizations, crime is very high we all agree. but take out your political sabotage campaign and think clearly. channel 5 is doing their job, u should learn from them and start researching before you comment and have fool look stupid. DO you even know what impotence mean??????????????? I feel sorry fu u.

  5. Seletar says:

    He’d be OK if he had just bought his fake documents from Hon. Min. Hulse’s crew at the Immigration Dept.

  6. rubs says:

    VERY GOOOOOOD, I HOPE IMMIGRATION & PASSPORT FACILITY CONTINUE DOING THE GOOD JOB WITH OTHER FRAUDELENT PEOPLE COMING TO BZE.. SPECIALLY ARABS, LEBANESE, NIGERIAN, ASIA ETC. U GO PASSPORT DEPT……….

  7. Naim Matar says:

    I would like to thank my brother Jamil, and the Belizean government for apprehending this imposter.

    If not for them, this man could have gone unnoticed while using my identity.

    Again thank you Jamil

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