MANCHESTER, NH – A citizen of the Dominican Republic residing in Lawrence, Mass., allegedly tried to use fraudulent documents to get a New Hampshire driver’s license, according to State Police.
On February 22, 2017, at approximately 3 p.m., staff at the Division of Motor Vehicles in Manchester alerted New Hampshire State Police to a man who was believed to have used fraudulent documents to get a license. The New Hampshire State Police were told the man was identifying himself as Angel Luise Rivera Aponte, 55, of Manchester.
When Troopers arrived they were able to confirm that the documents he presented were fraudulent. With the cooperation of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement the Troopers were ultimately able to identify the man’s true identity as Miguel Baez Zapata, 57, of Lawrence, who is a citizen of the Dominican Republic.
The New Hampshire State Police took Baez Zapata into custody at the Division of Motor Vehicles in Manchester. He was charged with unsworn falsification and tampering with public records. He refused bail and is currently being held at the Hillsborough County House of Corrections, pending his arraignment at the 9th Circuit Court– District Division – Manchester on February 23, 2017.
The New Hampshire State Police – Troop G was assisted by members of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicles. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact TFC Dupont at (603) 223-8778.