Mr. Sanchez also allegedly used, without “lawful authority,” other identification to commit the wire fraud, such as R.H.’s social security number and birth date, the document said.
Mr. Sanchez is scheduled to make his first appearance in court on Thursday, his lawyer, Cassandra Stamm, said in an email. She confirmed Mr. Sanchez had resigned from his job effective on Monday, but declined to provide further details.
The Department of Justice’s Public Integrity Section, which pursues efforts to combat corruption by public officials, is overseeing the case.
The type of charging document filed in Mr. Sanchez’s case, called an information, is used when a defendant has agreed to waive his or her right to be indicted by a grand jury, according to The Associated Press, and typically indicates that a plea agreement is in the works.
It was not clear whether any of the seven people whose identities were tampered with suffered financial or legal difficulties as a result of the…