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Two Arrested For Identity Theft, Forgery

Sioux Co JailOrange City, Iowa — A nearly month-long investigation has led to the arrest of two individuals on charges of Identity Theft and Forgery.

Orange City Police say that, on July 15th, they received a report of two people working at Smithfield Foods in Orange City, under false names.  Police say that, during their investigation, it was discovered that Gladys Rodriguez, and Manuel Pelico De Leon were allegedly using another person’s identity to gain employment at Smithfield Foods.

Upon completion of their investigation, Orange City Police say that on Monday (August 8th) they arrested both Gladys Rodriguez, and Manuel Pelico De Leon.  Police say both individuals were charged with Identity Theft and Forgery.  Both charges are Class D Felonies, with each carrying a maximum penalty of 5 years in prison, and a fine up to $7,500.

At last report, both Rodriguez and De Leon were housed in the Sioux County Jail, with no bond set.

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