Defendant allegedly used stolen ID’s to apply for REAL ID driver’s license and various passports

BOSTON – A Dominican national residing in Hyde Park was arrested yesterday on charges of aggravated identity theft and misuse of a passport.

Yris Sanchez, 48, was charged by a complaint with one count of misuse of a passport and one count of aggravated identity theft. Following an initial appearance, Sanchez was detained pending a detention hearing scheduled for Jan. 10, 2020.

According to court documents, Sanchez used the name and Social Security number of a U.S. citizen to apply for and use various U.S. Passports and at least one Massachusetts REAL ID driver’s license. Sanchez also used this person’s identifiers to apply for and use accounts with various banks, including Citizens Bank and Santander. In addition, Sanchez also used a different identity to obtain another U.S. Passport. Sanchez has previously been arrested under multiple identities.

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