On Monday (11/23), the clerk at the Wayne County Department of Motor (DMV) vehicles became suspicious of a Social Security card that had been submitted as part of the proof required for a vehicle title change.
“She felt it just didn’t look, or feel right,” said Wayne County Clerk, Mike Jankowski.
Following procedures, the clerk stalled the individual while State DMV Bureau of Investigations out of Rochester was notified. They, in turn immediately called State Police who responded and took the man into custody.
Police took Misael Mundo-Salizar, age 27, currently staying on Ridge Road in Sodus, into custody. He was charged with Felony Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the 2nd Degree, arraigned in Lyons Court and remanded to the Wayne County Jail on $10,000 cash/$20,000 bond to reappear in Town of Lyons Court on December 1st.
U.S. Border Patrol were notified of Mundo-Salizar’s admitted illegal status, they but declined any involvement/prosecution stating he did not meet the current federal criteria for an admitted entrant charge.
According to County Clerk Jankowski, his office comes upon a fake social security card about two times a year, usually by an illegal entrant. “This is why we pour over these documents.” He added that through the use of fraudulent social security cards a person can obtain a real, albeit, illegal driver’s license and other government documentation.
According to police, the ink on Mundo-Salizar’s bogus card ran when it got wet.