Wanted man jailed after seeking license under brother's name

PHOENIX (AP) -- Arizona authorities say a 32-year-old man sought in Illinois has been jailed after facial recognition technology detected that he was using his brother's identity to apply for a driver's license.

The Arizona Department of Transportation said Luis Castro of Glendale was arrested Tuesday after he went to a state office to pick up a license under the name of his brother.

The department said facial recognition technology had noted that Castro's license application photo didn't match a previous one for his brother but that investigators then found that the application photo matched an Illinois one for Castro.

"Confirming that fraud had taken place, OIG [Office of the Inspector General] canceled the permanent credential. When Castro called MVD looking for his driver license that hadn’t shown up in the mail, detectives made arrangements with him to meet at the West Phoenix MVD office on April 17 where Castro believed he was picking up the fraudulent credential," stated ADOT officials.

Castro was arrested on suspicion of forgery and a Cook County warrant for aggravated assault, aggravated robbery and prohibited possessor of firearms. He was booked at the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Fourth Avenue Jail in Phoenix.

He does not have an attorney who could comment on the allegations.

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