Members of Columbia Heights fake ID scam plead guilty

Local,DC,Crime,Scott McCabe

Six immigrants pleaded guilty of making and selling fake identification documents in Columbia Heights neighborhood of Northwest Washington.

Those pleading guilty Tuesday were 30-year-old ringleader Rocio Sanchez-Flores, also known as "Taliban"; Carlos Armando Rivas-Rivas, 41, of Silver Spring; Javier Lopez, 45, of Washington; Juan Guarneros, 54, of Washington; Victor Bedillo, 42, of Silver Spring; and Juan Lopez-Medina, 43, of Washington.

The crew sold the fake documents for between $40 and $200 near the Columbia Heights Metro station at 14th and Irving streets NW.

Customers provided photographs, names, dates of birth. Documents were manufactured at Sanchez-Flores' home in the 1500 block of Ogden Street NW.

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