NC woman faces deportation after applying for cable

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by The Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on December 12, 2012 at 2:39 PM

BURLINGTON, N.C. (AP) -- A North Carolina mother is facing deportation back to her native Mexico after she tried to use a fake Social Security card to apply for cable television service. 

The Burlington Times-News reported Wednesday (http://bit.ly/12l3dKP) that 26-year-old Lorena Yanez-Mata was arrested in July by an off-duty Burlington police officer working security for Time Warner Cable. Yanez-Mata was handcuffed and charged with felony obtaining property by false pretense. 

That charge was dropped by Alamance County prosecutors this week, but the arrest brought Yanez-Mata to the attention of federal immigration officials. She faces a deportation hearing in Charlotte scheduled for Thursday. 

Yanez-Mata has a 7-year-old daughter and has lived in the United States without proper authorization since 2004. She had no criminal record prior to the July arrest.


 

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