3 face charges for using fake IDs

Three men involved with presenting fake identification while seeking employment from an employment agency in Seymour were arrested Monday, police report.

Officer Michael Payne with the Seymour Police Department responded to a call from an employment agency explaining that they believed three individuals were attempting to use false documents to obtain employment.

Raul Ruben-Juan, 18, and Virgilio Juan-Felipe, 30, both of Seymour, each face the same charges of presenting counterfeit identification and using counterfeit identification to obtain employment.

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Ruben Francisco-Ruben, 36, of Seymour faces charges of presenting counterfeit identification and deception by providing a false government document.

“I showed up and talked to the three men, who admitted they had bought the fake IDs in Tennessee,” Payne said.

The men said they only knew the first name of the person from whom they obtained the IDs, Payne said.

All three were taken into custody and booked into the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown, where they are being held without bond pending their initial court hearings.

All of the charges are Level 6 felonies, which typically can carry six months to two and a half years in prison if convicted. The charges, however, are eligible for reduction from a felony to a Class A misdemeanor.

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Aaron Piper is a photographer and reporter for The (Seymour) Tribune. He can be reached at apiper@tribtown.com or 812-523-7057.