Four are jailed for bogus green cards

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Staff Report

DEMOPOLIS – Police are continuing their probe into illegal aliens in the area, having arresting four on Oct. 13.

Arrested and charged with second-degree possession of forged instruments were:

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Francisco Miguel, 47;

Jose Mario Matias, 27;

Roberto J. Tomas, 32; and

Francisco F. Tomas, 30.

All arrests were made on East Pettus Street.

“They basically had forged green cards,” said Public Safety Director Jeff Manuel.

Manuel said the discovery came when police asked for identification on the four individuals and that police had suspected they may be in the United States illegally.

Police initially identified 13 people suspected of being illegals, but have been so far only located the four who were arrested.

“We’re going to continue looking for people here we suspect are illegal aliens,” Manuel said.

– Clif Lusk