Honurdan man living in north-central Iowa sentenced to two months after using false ID cards

CHARLES CITY — A Honduran man residing in Charles City has been sentenced to federal prison time after using a false identification document and false Social Security number.

The US Attorney for the Northern District of Iowa’s office says 39-year-old Jose Henriquez-Arriaga was sentenced Monday to two months in prison after pleading guilty in September to one count of unlawful use of identification documents and one count of misuse of a Social Security number.

Henriquez-Arriaga admitted to using a fraudulent Social Security card and fraudulent Permanent Resident Card, also known as a “green card”, both bearing his name, to prove his authorization to work in the United States when he completed employment and tax forms in June 2021 at a business in Alden.

The number on the Social Security card was unassigned and the number on the “green card” was assigned to a Korean female.

Henriquez-Arriaga was sentenced by US District Court Judge C. J. Williams to 77 days in federal prison to be followed by a three-year term of supervised release.

Henriquez-Arriaga was being held in the custody of the US Marshal until he can be turned over to immigration officials.