Fifty held in huge ID fraud probe

BBC News

Fifty people have been held over one of the largest fraud cases investigated by US immigration officials, involving alleged Puerto Rican identity theft.

The accused conspired to sell the identities of thousands of Puerto Ricans to illegal immigrants, US authorities say.

Legal documents were allegedly sold for as much as $2,500 per person.

Hundreds of birth certificates, Social Security numbers and driver’s licences were bought since 2009, officials say.

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