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Patrol Agents from the International Falls
Station, assisted the Perham, Minn., Police
Department with the apprehension of an individual under
investigation for felony identity theft on May 17.
The subject of the investigation unlawfully obtained and
used the identity of a U.S. citizen to gain employment in
Perham. The identity theft victim is a resident of
Midland, Texas, who had filed a complaint of identity
theft to the Midland Police Department.
Border Patrol agents accompanied Perham Police
Investigators to a residence in their city, eventually
leading to the arrest of the identity thief, an individual
not legally present in the United States.
“Identity theft is a serious crime. The Grand Forks sector
maintains and continues to build on the existing
positive relationship we have with our law enforcement
partners. In this case, our cooperative efforts led to the
arrest of the perpetrator and closure of a multi-state
investigation,” said Chief Patrol Agent Aaron M. Heitke,
U.S. Border Patrol, Grand Forks, North Dakota.
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