Son of supervisor facing ID fraud charges, out on bond
The son of a Nevada County supervisor faces ID theft and forgery charges after the elected official said she reported one of her checks stolen.
Alejandro “Alex” Miguel Alba, 28, of Grass Valley, faces felony charges of false personation and forgery. He’s also charged with three misdemeanors: possessing another’s ID with the intent to defraud, receipt of stolen property and a vehicle registration violation, Nevada County Jail reports state.
Arrested Saturday, Alba has since made bond, records show.
Supervisor Heidi Hall said sheriff’s officials told her over the weekend they’d arrested her son.
“The investigation began last week when I reported a stolen personal check to the (Sheriff’s Office),” Hall said in a statement. “As his mom, I’m disheartened that their investigation led back to my own son and that others may also have been victimized by his actions.”
Sheriff’s Lt. Sean Scales declined to release specifics about the case, saying the investigation is ongoing.
“They’re still victims we’re trying to contact,” Scales said. “It appears there are multiple victims.”
Related cases could extend back to January, when officials received a similar fraud report, Scales said.
Hall called the allegations against her son serious, adding this is a serious time for her family. She thanked the Sheriff’s Office for its professionalism.
“My son has struggled with substance abuse for some time,” Hall said. “His struggle is one of the reasons why I am passionate about helping others with mental health and substance use issues and why I am proud to serve this county.”
To contact Staff Writer Alan Riquelmy, email email@example.com or call 530-477-4239.
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