Mexican Man Sentenced for Using False ID to Obtain Job in Farley

A Mexican man who was living in Dyersville has been sentenced for using false names and ID cards to get a job in Farley.

61-year old Fernando Nevarez-Carreon faces twelve months in prison.

Nevarez-Carreon was on the run from federal court in Nebraska to avoid being sentenced for committing aggravated identity theft there. He was a lawful permanent resident of the U.S. when he moved to Dyersville and applied for a job in Farley in July of 2016. Both he and his wife, Rosa, completed employment paperwork under false names to obtain jobs and used identification cards bearing the names and Social Security numbers of U.S. citizens. He avoided being apprehended by authorities until March 2017, when he was arrested at his job.

Nevarez-Carreon pleaded guilty in November to one count of unlawful use of identification documents while on pretrial release.

He is being held in U.S. Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.