Nebraska warns of fake licenses being sold to illegal immigrants

State officials in Nebraska were warning Monday of a scheme to sell fake driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants, under the promise that the documents will let people legally drive, buy and sell cars.
The Houston-based company has taken out ads in newspapers and distributed fliers to Hispanic businesses in Omaha, Grand Island and Lincoln, offering so-called international licenses and state ID cards for about $200, Angel Freytez of the Nebraska Mexican American Commission said.
Private companies do not sell documents that grant legal driving privileges in the United States, and people who buy them can be arrested if they present them to authorities during traffic stops, according to the Federal Trade Commission.
The company was registered under an assumed name in Harris County, Texas, and was doing business as Centro de Identificaciones, Inc. A telephone message left with the company by The Associated Press was not returned.

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