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Tax season trips up alleged identity theft
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A man who worked under an assumed name at Yorozu after stealing another man’s identity has been hit with four felony charges.The suspect, Luis Armando Hernandez, 33, is charged with identity theft, forgery and two counts of criminal impersonation. He will face a hearing Feb. 17.Hernandez was arrested during preparation for tax season when there was a conflict between his name and the identity he had stolen.According to Jeff Phann of the state criminal investigation division, Hernandez applied for employment at Yorozu in September under the fraudulent name Gerardo Vazan and was hired a month later. The company revealed Hernandez gave them a forged Social Security card that belonged to the actual Gerado Vazan, along with a Tennessee ID card that had Hernandez’s picture but Vazan’s name.