MASON CITY - A Mason City man and woman have been arrested for manufacturing between 50 to 100 Iowa and Wisconsin counterfeit driver's licenses.
Galina Mikhaylovna Sagaydak, 38, and Aleksandr Antolyevich Sagaydak, 37, were each charged with felony ongoing criminal conduct - unlawful activity and felony forgery after Mason City police executed a search warrant at the couple's residence, an apartment in the 1600 block of Sixth Place Southeast, about 1:22 p.m. May 8.
Investigators found between 50 to 100 counterfeit Iowa and Wisconsin driver's licenses and identifications in their possession, court documents said.
According to court documents, police also found manufacturing equipment used to produce the counterfeit state drivers licenses and IDs.
During the investigation, police said they learned the Sagaydaks were continuously “traveling to department stores in Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin and fraudulently purchasing goods using a fake ID to avoid detection.”
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Court documents said the pair “did not have permission or consent from the Iowa Department of Transportation to counterfeit/forge the State documents.”
Mason City police arrested the couple on a warrant May 25. They were booked into the Cerro Gordo County Jail, where they are each being held on a $10,000 bond.
The Sagaydaks are scheduled to appear in Cerro Gordo County District Court June 4.