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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     December 18, 2008
NEWS FROM: Directors Office     08-007

DMV TECHNOLOGY IDENTIFIES CARSON CITY IDENTITY THIEF

A Carson City woman responsible for checking documents of new hires was arrested Dec.16 by Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles investigators for possessing a fraudulent driver’s license and credit card.

Maria Gabriela Arcadia, 37, was arrested at American Building Company, where she works as a human resource coordinator and was known as Jackie Guzman, on one count of submitting a false application, one count of possession of a fraudulent document and one count of identity theft, all felonies. Arcadia was booked into the Carson City jail and bail was set at $30,000.

Arcadia had maintained two identities with the DMV since August of 1999, investigators said. She obtained an identification card under her own name in 1998 and eventually a driver’s license, and an identification card in the name of Jacqueline Guzman, a U.S. Citizen, in 1999.

Arcadia recently renewed both forms of identification, renewing her driver’s license under Arcadia in July and her identification card under Guzman on Dec. 9. The department’s facial recognition technology, integral to the DMV’s new Central Issuance system, matched her photograph to the two documents. The Central Issuance system, which will be statewide by early January, is a part of state government seeking solutions through state-of-the-art technology.

An authentic birth certificate and Social Security card in the name of Guzman were recovered by investigators. Arcadia was also in possession of a credit card in the name of Guzman.

For more information on the DMV Central Issuance licensing system, visit www.dmvnv.com/ci.

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Maria Gabriela Arcadia