Released by: Sgt. Robert Masten on 02.13.2017 @1400 hours
Incident: #51.17.1450 @1544 hours
Location: 700 block of South Washington Street, Milford, Delaware
On 02.09.2017 Milford Police Detectives were notified by a Detective from the New York City Police Department (47th Precinct) who advised they were investigating the improper use of the victim’s Social Security number and their investigation determined the person using the number was employed in Milford, Delaware. It was determined that Ruth D. Mendez-Sazo, 45 of Ellendale, was the individual reportedly using the Social Security number for employment purposes at a Milford business. As a result of these findings a warrant was obtained for Ms. Mendez-Sazo, who was taken into custody at her place of employment on South Washington Street without incident on 02.10.2017. Ms. Mendez-Sazo has been charged with Identity Theft and Forgery 2nd Degree. Ms. Mendez-Sazo was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #7, where bail was set at $3000.00 unsecured. Ms. Mendez-Sazo is scheduled to appear at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas for a Preliminary Hearing on 02.17.2017.