Woman in Denham arrested for making fake drivers licenses
From the Denham Springs Police Department
A Denham Springs Police Department patrol officer conducted a traffic stop. While investigating during the traffic stop it was determined that the individual, who was an illegal immigrant, was in possession of a fraudulent driver’s license. The patrol officer then contacted members of the detective division. After speaking with the individual who was in possession of the fraudulent driver’s license, investigators were able to purchase another fraudulent driver’s license from an individual located at the business of River Road Notary Tax Title located at 101 N. River Road.
Investigators and Uniformed patrol personnel subsequently executed a search warrant and arrest warrant at the business on December 23rd 2016. Criselda MERAZ, 59 years old, was arrested for an active warrant for forgery, following the purchase of the second fraudulent driver’s license.
During the course of the search, approximately 60 other fraudulent driver’s license were located along with the materials and equipment used to manufacture hundreds more. Evidence was also located that illegal immigrants had been getting fraudulent driver’s licenses for some time. Investigators seized numerous pieces of equipment, files, and approximately $30,000 in cash.
Investigators also found MERAZ to be in possession of oxycodone without a valid prescription. This investigation is ongoing and more charges as well as arrests are probable.
As of now Criselda MERAZ is the only individual who has been arrested for the following charges:
1 count of Forgery
1 count Possession of Schedule II CDS
Fugitive from The Livingston Police Department