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Worthington woman arrested for identity theft, forgery

WORTHINGTON -- A Worthington woman has been arrested and is facing charges following a criminal investigation that began last month. Lesvia Combara-Santos, 34, was arrested Aug. 31 and accused of stealing a Pennsylvania woman's identity in order ...

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WORTHINGTON - A Worthington woman has been arrested and is facing charges following a criminal investigation that began last month.

 

Lesvia Combara-Santos, 34, was arrested Aug. 31 and accused of stealing a Pennsylvania woman’s identity in order to obtain employment. She has been charged with aggravated forgery, a felony; giving a peace officer a false name, a gross misdemeanor; and identity theft, a misdemeanor.

 

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According to the criminal complaint, a Worthington Police Department detective received a call from a woman in Pennsylvania that discovered her identity was being used in Worthington after seeking a loan.

 

The complaint notes that Combara-Santos said she was using the Pennsylvania woman’s identity since about 2003 or 2004.

 

Combara-Santos has had at least two Worthington-area employers and purchased real estate in Bigelow in 2016, the complaint cites.

 

Combara-Santos’ initial appearance is set for Sept. 12 in Nobles County District Court.

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