A College Station man was arrested early Wednesday after police said he had several people’s identifying information.
According to College Station police, authorities were patrolling the area surrounding Southwest Parkway and saw a running vehicle parked at a condominium complex. They spoke with the vehicle’s occupant, identified as Michael Anthony Lopez, 25.
Police said Lopez said he is a driver for a ride-share service and was preparing to give a customer a ride. He gave police consent to search his vehicle, and police said they found three IDs belonging to other people. Lopez told police the IDs belonged to a customer who had gotten a ride with him. Police spoke with the owner of a Social Security card that was located, who said he had not ridden with Lopez.
Lopez allowed officers into his apartment to search it. Inside, police said they found two employment applications that did not belong to Lopez. The applications contained applicants’ Social Security numbers. A police report notes Lopez said the applications were brought to his employer and he took them home to put into a computer system.
Lopez is charged with fraudulent possession of identifying information, a state jail felony punishable by up to two years in a state jail. He was released from the Brazos County Jail on $5,000 bond.