Charges: Fairfax Plant Worker Got Immigrants Fake IDs
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An employee of a Minnesota slaughterhouse is accused of arranging false identifications this year for at least a dozen people.
Thirty-one-year-old Mireya Reyes of Fairfax is charged in federal court with five felony counts of aiding and abetting the misuse of Social Security numbers while employed with Triple J Family Farms near Buffalo Lake.
Reyes is accused of identity theft, unlawful employment and the "harboring of undocumented aliens" by directing future slaughterhouse workers on how to apply for state ID cards.
By mid-September, 10 Triple J Farms employees were arrested in connection with the case against Reyes. The charges did not implicate the company in any wrongdoing.
Reyes remains free on $25,000 unsecured bond. Her attorney says he just got the indictment and had no comment.