San Benito Man Posing as LVN Heads to Prison
MCALLEN – A San Benito man was ordered to federal prison following his conviction of aggravated identity theft.
Juan Manuel Perez, 36, pleaded guilty Nov. 4, 2016.
U.S. District Judge Micaela Alvarez handed Perez a two-year sentence in connection with his misappropriation of the identity of a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) of the same name.
In Dec. 2014, Perez obtained employment with Cleveland Health Care LLC in McAllen, claiming to be an LVN. The license number presented by Perez, however, belonged to another individual of the same name. Perez is not licensed by the Texas Board of Nursing and is not an LVN.
Perez conducted patient home visits and provided medical services from Dec. 2015 through July 2016 while employed with Cleveland Health Care.
Previously released on bond, Perez was permitted to remain on bond and voluntarily surrender to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be determined in the near future.