Man arrested for identity theft, forgery


A Seymour man faces multiple charges after investigators said he was using another man’s identity while working at a local factory, court records show.

Gerardo Francisco Domingo, 32, was arrested Saturday on a warrant signed by Jackson Circuit Court Judge Richard W. Poynter following nearly a month of investigation by the Seymour Police Department.

He faces a preliminary Level 6 felony charge of identity deception and two preliminary Level 6 felony charges of forgery following his arrest. He appeared in court for his initial hearing Monday.

Poynter scheduled a pretrial conference in the matter for 2:30 p.m. Oct. 22 and set Domingo’s bail at $1,500. He was released from the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown on Monday.

Detective Chris Franklin wrote in a probable cause affidavit that he was contacted by Ricardo Alejandro of Brownsville, Texas, on July 22, who said he had information that led him to believe someone here was using his identity.

During an interview at Aisin U.S.A. Manufacturing Inc., where Domingo was working as Alejandro, he told Franklin that he could not remember the name of the city he was born in Texas or the town he had lived in Ohio at the time he got the position at the factory.

Domingo had a fraudulent Ohio identification card, Franklin said.

Franklin wrote in court documents that Domingo showed him a Guatemalan consular identification card. The card does not have any authorization value, police said.

Franklin then showed Domingo a photo of Alejandro and asked if he knew him. Domingo told police he did not know the man.

He was arrested and booked into the jail at 10:01 a.m. Saturday.

A Level 6 felony is punishable between six months and two and a half years upon conviction. The advisory sentence is one year.

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