Boulder police have issued arrest warrants for two men believed to be involved in a scam that targeted undocumented immigrants seeking to obtain U.S. driver’s licenses illegally. There are 15 known victims, but detectives believe there may be more who have not yet come forward.
Police are investigating two different incidents beginning in May 2011 in which some of the suspects allegedly posed as employees of the Colorado Department of Motor Vehicles. Police say the suspects promised to provide real driver’s licenses to the victims through the DMV. None of the victims ever received a license, police say, and the suspects allegedly stole the victim’s money.
On May 31, a female suspect named Jocelyn Vega-Arambula, 19, was arrested on suspicion of theft, conspiracy and impersonating a public servant for her alleged role in the scam that took place in May, according to police.
The two male suspects allegedly worked with Vega-Arambula, and police are asking the public for help in locating the men.
The suspect on the left is Ivan Francisco Sevilla-Morales, 23. He is described as a Hispanic male, 5’05” tall, 150 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He is a transsexual who also goes by name of “Jessica.” He also uses the names “Ivan” and “Francisco.”
The suspect on the right is Enrique Pinzon-Garcia, 25. He is described as a Hispanic male, 5’6” tall, 140 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He uses the aliases “Kiki” or “Quique.”
Both men face possible charges of felony theft and conspiracy in connection with the May incident. Pinzon-Garcia faces an additional charge of identity theft because he is suspected of using a fraudulent social security number at his workplace. Bond has been set for each suspect at $10,000.
Police suspect both Pinzon-Garcia and Sevilla-Morales of involvement in a similar driver’s license scam that took place on Nov. 3. Police say in that case, a third male, identified only as Raul or Eric, is believed to have posed as a DMV employee and promised driver’s licenses to victims in return for $1,000, which the suspects allegedly stole.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Tom Dowd at
303-441-3385. Those who have information but wish to remain anonymous may contact the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or 1-800-444-3776. Tips can also be submitted via the Crime Stoppers website at www.crimeshurt.com.