Bigelow Man Faces Felony ID Theft Charges In Sheldon

Sheldon, Iowa — A Bigelow, MN man has been arrested on felony identity theft charges in Sheldon.

According to a criminal complaint filed with the O’Brien County Clerk of Court’s Office by the Sheldon Police Department, 49-year-old Gabriel Garcia Roman of Bigelow is accused of using fake ID documents to gain employment. He was arrested on Thursday.

In his statement, the officer says that Garcia Roman was stopped after the officer says he saw him driving over the center line. The officer says Garcia Roman showed many signs of nervousness during the stop, and during the stop, with Garcia Roman’s consent, the officer searched the vehicle and found a social security card, a fake Oregon ID, and a fake residency card. The officer says Garcia Roman admitted that the items were not his and that he had purchased them. He had been using the social security number that was not his for three years for employment purposes.

Garcia Roman was charged with identity theft, which in this case was a class D felony. If convicted, Garcia Roman could face up to five years in prison.

His first court date is Tuesday, December 19th.

He has since been released from jail after posting a bond.


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