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Man jailed for criminal impersonation

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN ” A local man made his first court appearance Thursday after he was arrested for allegedly impersonating an employee of Aspen Skiing Co.

Judge James Boyd advised Hugo Batres Cruz, 29, of the potential charges against him in Pitkin County District Court. He faces one felony count of criminal impersonation, which carries a potential penalty of one year to 18 months in prison.

Cruz was ordered to return to court at 10:30 a.m. March 16. The judge set bond at $2,500.

Cruz was arrested Wednesday shortly after Aspen police found him sitting in an illegally parked car in the 500 block of South Mill Street. The vehicle was registered to Cruz. But when he was asked for identification, he showed a Skico pass with a different name on it, said Deputy District Attorney Richard Nedlin.

Cruz was booked at the Pitkin County jail. He also faces one misdemeanor count for failure to appear for a previous court hearing. That stems from a traffic conviction in 1996. The judge set bond in that case at $330.

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