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Thousand Oaks man accused of using stolen Social Security number to get work

May 16, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
A Thousand Oaks man was arrested for allegedly using a stolen Social Security number to get employment.

The victim found out that someone had earned $30,000 using his Social Security number. He alerted authorities, who launched an investigation.

Officials with the Thousand Oaks Forgery/Fraud Unit and the Monterey County Sheriff's Department followed the evidence, which led to two local restaurants in Thousand Oaks, where the suspect worked.

Elier Aldana-Romero, 26, was arrested for identity theft and possession of a counterfeit Social Security card. He was booked into the East Valley Jail with bail set at $50,000.