Lights and Sirens

Text-A-Tip Nabs Identity Thief

Olmeda-LiraRock Valley, Iowa — A Sioux Center man faces charges after a tip to the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office via their Text-A-Tip program.

According to authorities, on Tuesday, March 29, at 6:30 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested 23-year old Mario Olmedo-Lira, of Sioux Center.  Deputies say the arrest stemmed from the investigation into a report of an identity theft that occurred at Kooima Company in Rock Valley.

The investigation began, according to authorities, after Sheriff’s Office received information via their Text-A-Tip program.  Deputies say that, upon further investigation, it was discovered that Olmedo-Lira was illegally using a Texas resident’s identity to gain employment.

Olmedo-Lira was arrested for forgery and identity theft, according to the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office.