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BOISE, Idaho (AP) _ Federal authorities say they have indicted
and arrested a Caldwell woman accused of creating phony government
documents in a scheme to dupe foreign citizens.
The indictment charges 29-year-old Crystal Tijerina of taking
money from clients and in return providing them with fraudulent
Prosecutors say she operated Soluciones Economicas, a business
billed to help aliens file immigration papers. She is accused of
taking money for services, fines and fees owed to the federal
government and sending false documents with fraudulent government
seals through the mail.
She faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted for mail fraud
and up to five years for misuse of government seals.
Immigration and Customs Special Agent Leigh Winchell says the
alleged victims were duped and simply trying to abide by the law.