What started as an immigration investigation conducted by Boxboro Police and ICE also led to state-level identity fraud charges this week, when Boxboro Police say they found a falsified driver’s license and Social Security card on a woman arrested on an immigration detainer.
Boxboro Police say they were tipped off that Elizangela Santos, 34, who lives in Clinton, was working in Boxboro under an assumed identity even though she was believed to be in the country illegally.
Boxboro Police and ICE started an investigation that led to ICE getting a detainer warrant for Santos.
When police pulled Santos over in a motor vehicle on Monday in Boxboro, they say she had a falsified driver’s license and a falsified Social Security card. Boxboro Police also say Santos is believed to have numerous aliases. You can read the press release on Santos’ arrest here.
Santos was arraigned Tuesday in Ayer District Court on counts of identity fraud, possession of a false driver’s license, giving a false name to police, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and being a fugitive from justice. After arraignment she was turned over to ICE on the immigration detainer.