8 employees at Cape Girardeau restaurant charged with having fake Social Security cards

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Eight people have been charged with possession of false Social Security cards they used to work at a Cape Girardeau restaurant.

According to a news release from Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney Morley Swingle, six employees were arrested Friday morning at Casa Mexicana, 1832 N. Kingshighway. They are Fortino Reyes-Santiago, 47, Alma Reyes-Carmona, 21, and Norma Reyes-Carmona, 21, all of 3019 Themis St., Apt. 3; Juan Garcia, 31, and Constantino Bautista-Santes, 44, both of 3022 Mimosa Drive, Apt. 9; and Felix Zarate-Alavez, 25, of 3001 Themis St., Apt. A.

All are illegal aliens, the release said.

Two suspects are still at large: Catarino Ramirez-Melgar, 28, of 3010 Aspen Drive, Apt. D, and David Gerardo Moreno-Rodriguez, 28, of 2813 Whitener St.

Four of the eight charged have also been charged with identity theft for using Social Security numbers belonging to people from Arizona, Illinois, Tennessee and Wisconsin.

Two other employees -- Fredrico Perez-Rodriguez, 31, and Fatima Tanoreo-Orocio, 21 -- were taken into custody Friday morning for being illegal aliens,

The employees are being held at the Cape Girardeau County Jail.

Cape Girardeau Police Department spokesman Sgt. Jason Selzer said the business owner is not suspected of any wrongdoing.

bblackwell@semissourian.com

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Pertinent address:

1832 N. Kingshighway, Cape Girardeau, MO

Map of pertinent addresses

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