Authorities: woman who tried to get into Fort McCoy to stand trial in federal court
MADISON (WKOW) -- A woman authorities say tried to get into Fort McCoy with a fake ID will stand trial in federal court.
According to court documents, Georgina Ponce Mendoza approached the visitor registration area at the fort on Feb. 17 and handed a fake state identification card to the guard.
Mendoza spoke only Spanish, but another woman with her told investigators Mendoza had just been hired by a temp agency to work with her at the fort. Mendoza acknowledged through a fort translator she was in the country illegally and had been arrested in the United States last year. Fort police also found a fake Social Security card in her bags.
A grand jury indicted her on one count of identification fraud the same day. She is set to stand trial in June. Her attorney, Erika Bierma, didn't immediately return a message.
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