FAIRFIELD, OH (FOX19) - The Butler County Sheriff's Office has completed an undercover investigation that resulted in the arrest of three individuals.
On Tuesday, Oct. 28, Francisco Villegas-Villegas, 18, Jose Sanchez-Herrera, 28, and Rueben Jimenez-Mancera, 22, delivered the documents to an undercover officer at a Fairfield restaurant and were immediately arrested.
Deputies located 21 other forged documents at the time of the arrests that were ready for sell. Deputies also located $295.00.
The identification cards included California, Texas, Tennessee, North Carolina, Mexican driver's licenses, and Permanent Residence Cards, and social security cards. During the investigation, it was learned that at least three other individuals were involved in the document ring.
All three arrested individuals have admitted to being illegal aliens from Mexico. They face charges of forgery.
The trio is currently being held in the Butler County Sheriff's Office Correctional Complex. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has placed a "holder" on all the subjects for possible deportation procedures, after they answer to their state charges.