By Rachel D'Oro
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Authorities say a Mexican national in the U.S. illegally stole another man's identity and became a police officer in Alaska.
Rafael Mora-Lopez pleaded not guilty Friday to charges of passport fraud in U.S. District Court in Anchorage. Federal agents processing a renewal request for his passport discovered the alleged fraud.
His attorney, Alan Dayan, declined to comment to The Associated Press.
Mora-Lopez had been employed as an Anchorage police officer since 2005 under the name Rafael Espinoza.
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He was arrested Thursday after federal and state authorities searched his home and found documents confirming his true identity.