BOSTON – A Salvadoran national pleaded guilty in federal court in Worcester yesterday to passport fraud.

Neemias Pacheco-Santamaria, 33, a Salvadoran national residing in Worcester, pleaded guilty to one count of passport fraud. U.S. District Court Judge Timothy S. Hillman deferred acceptance of the plea until sentencing, which is scheduled for Sept. 16, 2019. Pacheco-Santamaria was arrested and charged in February 2019 and has been detained since.

In July 2018, Pacheco-Santamaria entered a Worcester Post Office and falsely used the name, date of birth, and Social Security number of a United States citizen from Puerto Rico to apply for a United States Passport.

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