Deputies: Man sold bogus IDs to immigrants

Hermilio Solis-Fernandez

Hermilio Solis-Fernandez

An East Naples man is accused of selling fraudulent IDs to people without legal residency documentation.

In early June, an undercover Collier County sheriff's deputy called telephone numbers provided by a victim, and discussed purchasing a permanent resident card and Social Security card from the man who answered the phone, later identified as Hermilo Solis-Fernandez, 29. He instructed the deputy to text him a passport-type photo for the ID and meet him at a local gas station the next day, according to an arrest report.

The deputy met with Solis-Fernandez and purchased the fraudulent documents for $150, reports said.

Solis-Fernandez sold the same documents to a second undercover deputy in early July, reports said. During that transaction Solis-Fernandez agreed to sell additional documents to the deputy's friends at a discount.

Deputies located Solis-Fernandez on Thursday and arrested him. Solis-Fernandez, of the 200 block of Taft Street, faces charges of knowingly selling, manufacturing or delivering a forged ID card.

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