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Sunday, April 24, 2011
Its sort of like the purloined letter.
Hidden in plain sight in, of all places, a police department.
Anchorage officer charged with passport fraud
By Casey Grove - Anchorage Daily News
An Anchorage police officer who took on a false identity that masked his Mexican citizenship has been arrested and charged with passport fraud, federal officials said Friday.
At a news conference Friday, U.S. Attorney Karen Loeffler said that patrolman Rafael Espinoza, on the
Anchorage police force for about six years, was really Rafael Mora-Lopez, a Mexican national working in the United States illegally.
The man known as Officer Espinoza -- Mora-Lopez, in reality -- was an excellent employee, Police Chief Mark Mew said. The investigation has so far not turned up any information that Mora-Lopez was involved in any other criminal activity outside the case announced Friday, Mew said.
"His problem was he lied his way into the job," Mew said.