September 29, 2009

Man turns self in, requests deportation

Police in Massachusetts said a man who turned himself in on identity-theft charges told officers he wants to be deported home to Guatemala.

Investigators said Carlos Boc, 29, approached the front window of the Framingham police station just after 8:30 p.m. Saturday and told an officer he had stolen his former roommate's identification after the other man moved home to Puerto Rico in 2007, The MetroWest Daily News of Framingham reported Tuesday.

Boc, who came to the United States from Guatemala 13 years ago, showed the officer the other man's birth certificate, Social Security card and a driver's license with Boc's name and the other man's information.

Police said Boc told the officer he wanted to be arrested and deported back to Guatemala because he was out of a job and had no money.

He said he needed help in returning to his home country, police spokesman Lt. Paul Shastany said.

Boc faces charges including fraud and forgery. He was ordered held on $200 bond and is due back in court Oct. 13 for a pretrial conference.