BOSTON – A Dominican national, who is illegally in the United States, pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Boston to charges related to identity theft.
Kelny Andujar, a/k/a Kelny Alberto Andujar Pinales, 36, a Dominican national residing in Lawrence, pleaded guilty to one count of passport fraud, one count of misusing a Social Security number, and two counts of aggravated identity theft. U.S. District Court Judge Allison D. Burroughs scheduled sentencing for Sept. 13, 2018. Andujar has been in custody since his arrest in March 2018.
In March 2016, Andujar went to a post office in Lawrence and applied for a U.S. passport. He applied in the name of a U.S. citizen who lives in Puerto Rico and listed that citizen’s date of birth, place of birth and Social Security number. Andujar supported his application with a certified copy of the victim’s birth certificate, a Social Security card bearing the victim’s name and Social Security number, and a Massachusetts ID card bearing Andujar’s photo but the victim’s name. The passport application was denied.