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Minnesota man charged with possession of fraudulent identification documents and counterfeit checks

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Acting U.S. Attorney Bridget M. Brennan announced that a federal grand jury sitting in Toledo returned a six-count indictment charging Ronald Lee Jenkins, 38, of Blaine, Minnesota, with possession with intent to unlawfully use false identification documents, unlawful production of identification documents and possession of counterfeit securities.

Court documents state that on February 14, 2021, the Defendant was stopped by an officer with the Maumee Police Department after committing several traffic violations. Following the stop, it was determined that Defendant had active warrants out of Minnesota and Wisconsin. The Defendant was detained, and his vehicle searched. During the search of his vehicle and a subsequent search of a hotel room he had rented in Maumee, officers located 13 Social Security cards; 183 Armed Forces of the United States identification cards; 10 South Carolina driver’s licenses; and several personal checks. It is alleged in the indictment that the identification documents were fraudulent, and the checks forged and counterfeit.

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

If convicted, Defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after review of factors unique to this case, including Defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, Defendant’s role in the offense, and the characteristics of the violation.

In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum, and in most cases, it will be less than the maximum.

This investigation was conducted by the Maumee Police Department and the United States Secret Service. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert N. Melching and Deyana F. Unis.