Rock Rapids Man Faces Up To Five Years In Prison If Convicted Of Forgery Charge

Date posted - November 29, 2013

Jail Door2Rock Rapids, Iowa — A Rock Rapids man is behind bars in the Lyon County Jail, facing a felony forgery charge.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that they arrested 30-year-old Hugo Alexander Perez Miranda of Rock Rapids at his home on Friday, November 22. Miranda was charged with one count of forgery, a class D Felony.

Miranda is accused of using a fictitious Social Security number to obtain employment in Lyon County.

He is being held in the Lyon County Jail.

Since the charge is a Class D Felony, if he’s convicted Miranda could face up to five years in prison and a fine between $750 and $7500.

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4 Responses to “Rock Rapids Man Faces Up To Five Years In Prison If Convicted Of Forgery Charge”

  1. B says:

    I hope his conviction is 5 years AND $7,500!!! These dang illegals are getting away too often with the miniumum punishment and just sent back to their country. They then turn around and come back. Ridiculous!!!

  2. Jason says:

    Well, B, most don’t ever get deported… They go to Omaha and get a court date and then released. Needless to say, few show up for court.

  3. Jason says:

    How can it be forgery when he is accused of using a fictitious Social Security number ? Forgery has to be a signature or actual counterfeit social security card or other counterfeit document like a resident alien card, Driver’s license, etc. (Some kind of official document that is fake) Using a fake number is not forgery, having the actual document or forging a signature is. Curious how this came to the attention of Lyon Cty’s finest?

  4. Jason says:

    715A.2 Forgery .
    1. A person is guilty of forgery if, with intent to defraud or injure anyone, or with knowledge that the person is facilitating a fraud or injury to be perpetrated by anyone, the person does any of the following:
    a. Alters a writing of another without the other’s permission.
    b. Makes, completes, executes, authenticates, issues, or transfers a writing so that it purports to be the act of another who did not authorize that act, or so that it purports to have been executed at a time or place or in a numbered sequence other than was in fact the case, or so that it purports to be a copy of an original when no such original existed.
    c. Utters a writing which the person knows to be forged.
    d. Possesses a writing which the person knows to be forged

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