WARSAW — A Warsaw woman has been arrested after a victim received a letter from the Internal Revenue Service stating she owed money for an unclaimed W-2. The W-2 form was filed by a New Paris business, Veada Industries.
Arisbe Rodriguez, 40, 3762 W. Old Road 30, Warsaw, is being charged with identity deception and forgery, both level 6 felonies.
On April 25, the victim contacted a Warsaw Police Officer about the letter from the IRS. The letter included the W-2 form with her name and social security number attached. The victim had never been employed by Veada Industries and advised that someone was using her identity without her consent.
The officer contacted Veada industries and found out they had an employee with the victim’s name. The officer obtained the employment information along with a driver’s license and social security card, all containing the victim’s name and information. The photograph on the driver’s license was not the victim.
On April 28, the officer traveled to Veada Industries and spoke with the employee who identified herself as the victim. She then admitted her real name was Arisbe Rodriguez. She advised she had purchased the social security card and driver’s license from individuals in Warsaw. She then began working at Veada Industries on Oct. 19, 2015.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, Rodriguez advised she did not have permission to use the victim’s identifying information. She provided the false driver’s license to the officer. The license was fraudulent and did not have the state of Indiana seal.
Rodriguez was booked into the Kosciusko County Jail on April 28 with a $5,250 surety and cash bond.