Johnson City police arrested a man Tuesday on a charge that he used an Idaho man’s identity during a four-year period to obtain employment and falsify tax returns.
Cuautemoc Castro-Martinez, 32, 1001 E. Watauga Ave., was charged with identity theft.
Police said in a news release that Jesus Gomez of Nampa, Idaho, filed a report indicating that his name and Social Security number were being used in Johnson City.
The investigation showed Castro-Martinez had used the information on and off for four years to obtain employment and created false income tax returns for Gomez, police said. He is currently an employee of CiCi’s Pizza, 198 Marketplace Drive, No. 30.
Police said the theft has caused Gomez numerous problems with the Internal Revenue Service each year for not reporting income earned while Castro-Martinez used his personal information.
Gomez was reportedly able to obtain up-to-date information on Castro-Martinez from the Social Security Administration.
Castro-Martinez was jailed in the Washington County Detention Center on $10,000 bond pending a Sessions Court appearance Wednesday.