ADOT Detectives Nab Man With Illinois Felony Warrant

A Glendale resident who allegedly used his brother’s identity to apply for an Arizona driver license was revealed to have a felony warrant out of Illinois and has been charged with forgery thanks to Arizona Department of Transportation detectives’ use of facial recognition training and technology.

In late February, Luis Castro, 32, applied for an Arizona driver license using the name, date of birth and Social Security number of his brother at the Glendale MVD office.

ADOT’s facial recognition system found that Castro’s photo did not match the previous photo under his brother’s profile. Detectives, who have FBI training in facial recognition, confirmed this was the case and opened an investigation.

ADOT’s investigation found that Castro’s photo matched a booking photo from the Cook County Sheriff’s Office in Illinois. Digging further, detectives found that Castro had an extraditable felony warrant out of Cook County for aggravated assault, aggravated robbery and prohibited possessor of firearms.

Confirming that fraud had taken place, OIG canceled the permanent credential. When Castro called MVD looking for his driver license that hadn’t shown up in the mail, detectives made arrangements with him to meet at the West Phoenix MVD office on April 17 where Castro believed he was picking up the fraudulent credential.

ADOT detectives arrested Castro in the parking lot on counts of forgery and the felony warrant out of Illinois. He was booked at the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Fourth Avenue Jail.

1 Comment on "ADOT Detectives Nab Man With Illinois Felony Warrant"

  1. The Oracle of Tucson | April 19, 2018 at 10:26 pm |

    Adiós Mr. Castro.
    Don’t forget to write.
    Maybe after you tie up your lose ends in IL, you could return to Arizona and seek political office.
    Arizona is truly gonna miss you, I really hope you at least registered to vote as a Democrat during your DMV visit under false pretenses, because with the midterm elections looming and Maricopa county’s fraudulent mail in ballots system, the Democratic party will need and count your vote(s).
    Hopefully you at least signed several nominating petitions prior to your sudden and unexpected departure…

    The Oracle

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