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OCSO Says Traffic Stop Lead To Discovery Of Passports And Fake ID's

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A deputy makes a suspicious find along the interstate during a traffic stop. A deputy makes a suspicious find along the interstate during a traffic stop.
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A deputy makes a suspicious find along the interstate during a traffic stop. It involves possible identity theft and two suspects from out of state.

You never know just who is driving alongside you, what they are doing or where they are going. Detectives believe that is what gave away two suspects.

“They both gave drastically different statements about what they were doing and where they were going,” Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office Spokesman Mark Opgrande said.

That did not sit well with authorities.

“One person said they were going one way. The passenger said they were going someplace else, because of this they decided there might be some illegal activity here,” Opgrande said.

They were pulled over because of illegal lane changes, but investigators believe Jose Simen and Kimberly Criollo were making a lot more illegal changes with ID's.

“We found numerous passport ID photos with the driver’s picture on it and different names,” he said. “We also found other state driver’s licenses with a picture of the passenger and also different names.”

Inside their rental car with Kansas tags, court documents state authorities found US passports and fake ID's. They also found 44 new and unopened iPhones along with game consoles and gift cards.

Some of the ID's were Minnesota driver's licenses although Simen is from New York, and Criollo is from Florida.

“We don’t know if these are legal passports that he got fraudulently or if they are passports that were fraudulently made,” Opgrande said.  

Criollo bonded out of jail, but Simen is still behind bars. Both are facing numerous charges.

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