Elgin man accused of ID theft

Published: 3/13/2008 12:12 AM

An Elgin man using a stolen Social Security number was accused Wednesday of identity theft -- because the man whose name he was using was wanted in another state -- police said.

Ruben David Olmos, 24, of 215 N. Porter St., Elgin, was charged with two counts of possession of fictitious identification cards, identity theft, obstruction of justice, forgery, driving without a valid license and no front registration plate, police said.

A black Honda Prelude was stopped at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Villa and DuPage and the driver offered ID in the name of Danny Lugo, police said.

Lugo was wanted in New York on an outstanding warrant, police said.

Fingerprints taken in Elgin showed the man in custody was really Ruben David Olmos, police said.

Olmos paid $1,500 for copies of Lugo's birth certificate and Social Security card and used the ID to get an Illinois driver's license, police said.

Olmos also used the ID to secure accounts at Chase Bank, Blockbuster Video, Gail Borden Library and Express men's clothing store, police said.

Olmos also was employed under Lugo's name at a bar in in Arlington Heights, police said.

Olmos has been in the country for six years, police said.

Olmos was unable to post a $17,500 bond and was taken to the Kane County jail.

His next court date is on March 26 at the Kane County Judicial Center.