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Tuesday, February 20 News

Cops: 'Illegal alien' had forged documents

A 27-year-old Bridgeport woman was charged last Friday night with second-degree forgery and criminal impersonation after police stopped the car she was driving on Commerce Drive for what police said were motor vehicle violations.

Nidia C. Contreras, of Hancock Avenue, Bridgeport, had forged and falsified documents in her car that included a Social Security card and three identification cards in another name. She told officers she was an "illegal alien," according to the police report.

Contreras told officers she had purchased the car about a month ago, but had not registered or insured it and did not have a driver's license, police said.

She also was charged with misuse of license plates, operating an unregistered motor vehicle, no insurance and no license.

Contreras was released on a promise to appear March 25 in Bridgeport Superior Court on the motor vehicle charges. On the charges of second-degree forgery and criminal impersonation, Contreras was released after posting $1,500 bond and was scheduled to appear in court on March 25, police said.