Man Pleads Guilty to Identity Theft After Seeking Driver’s License at Haverhill RMV

John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse. (Beyond My Ken, CC.)

A former Lowell man, who was charged with identity theft after trying to obtain a driver’s license at the Haverhill office of the Registry of Motor Vehicles, pleaded guilty this week in federal court.

Hector Antonio Cruz Ciprian, a 33-year-old citizen of the Dominican Republic, pleaded guilty to false representation of a Social Security number and aggravated identity theft before U.S. Chief District Court Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV. Sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 22.

Acting U.S. Attorney Nathaniel R. Mendell’s office said Cruz Ciprian used the identification of a U.S. citizen to apply for an out-of-state driver’s license conversion on June 14, 2016. In his application, Cruz Ciprian provided, among other things, a Social Security card, birth certificate and utility bill in the victim’s name. He was arrested during December 2019.

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