A woman who successfully used a victim’s personal information to obtain two passports over the course of the past 20 years will spend the next two years behind bars as a result.
Yudelka Magadlena Herrera-Dominguez, 57, was sentenced to spend two years in federal prison for passport fraud and aggravated identity theft.
According to court records, Herrera-Dominguez is a citizen of the Dominican Republic. In 2000, she moved to the United States and in 2001, she applied for a U.S. Passport.
In her passport application, Herrera-Dominguez used the name, date of birth, and Social Security number belonging to another individual that she had never met.
Herrera-Dominguez successfully used the victim’s information in a passport renewal application in 2011.
In March 2021, the victim applied for a passport and discovered that an application had already been filed in her name.
According to court records, in September 2022, Herrera-Dominguez attempted to apply for a passport renewal again. This time, she was denied.
Herrera-Dominguez pled guilty to the charges on August 23, 2023.