Jerome woman pleads guilty to passport fraud

August 6, 2013 

— Lorena Torres Flores pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of making a false statement in an application for a passport.

Torres committed identity theft in applying for the passport, U.S. Attorney Wendy Olson said in a written statement. Torres used another person's name, date of birth, Social Security number and parental information.

Torres, 39, a Mexican national, was interviewed last summer by a special agent with the diplomatic security service office of the U.S. Deaprtment of State. She admitted using a United States citizen's identity and said she wanted a passport to be able to travel to Mexico and return to the United States.

Sentencing is set for Oct. 15 before U.S. District Judge Robert Bryan in Boise. Torres faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

After serving her sentence, Torres will face deportation.

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