Members of Columbia Heights fake ID scam plead guilty

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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.

smccabe@washingtonexaminer.com

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