Basalt woman allegedly stole Social Security number
October 1, 2009
ASPEN – A Basalt woman faces charges of felony theft and felony forgery after she allegedly used someone’s Social Security to obtain employment in Snowmass Village.
Leydi Del Carmen Martinez, 28, was advised of the charges Wednesday in Pitkin County District Court. Judge Erin Fernandez-Ely set bond at $7,500 for Martinez, who used a Spanish translator, via telephone, during the advisement.
An Immigrations Customs and Enforcement hold also has been placed on Martinez, who is from El Salvador.
According to a statement of facts from Snowmass Village police officer Clay Owen, on Sept. 2 authorities were notified by the brother of the alleged victim about the hijacking of his Social Security number. After police checked with Martinez’s employer, Destination Resort Management, they learned that the Social Security number used by Martinez on her employment application matched the one of the alleged victim. Further investigation revealed that she used a permanent resident card, which was not issued to her, to gain employment.