This past Friday, the Louisiana State Police were contacted by the Louisiana Office Of Motor Vehicles in Lake Charles to report someone using forged documents in an attempt to get a state drivers license.

Troopers arrested Elmer Cortez-Villega after discovering that the birth certificate and social security card he used were fake. After investigations, with help from the U.S. Border Patrol, they determined that Cortez-Villega is an illegal Columbian.

He was arrested for filing a false public record and giving false information regarding lawful presence in the United States.

He was booked into the Calcasieu Parish Correctional Center and has had a hold placed on him by the Border Patrol for being in the country illegally.

He faces up to five and a half years in prison and $5,500 in fines.

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