Man pleads no contest to making fake IDs

Jesus Rojas-Calixto looks on during his sentencing April 24, 2018, in a Bakersfield, Calif., courtroom. (KBAK/KBFX photo)

A Bakersfield man on Tuesday was sentenced to six months in jail after pleading no contest to making fake driver's licenses and ID cards.

Jesus Rojas-Calixto was the subject of an undercover operation conducted by the Department of Motor Vehicles. He is reported to have sold an undercover officer a social security card and a permanent resident alien card for $120. The DMV says the transaction happened in January, outside of the Panda Express on Brundage Lane.

Prosecutors initially charged Rojas-Calixto with 14 felonies tied to his alleged counterfeiting activity and two more connected to an unregistered gun. They tossed 14 of the charges when he agreed to plead no contest to two counts of altering/forging or falsifying a driver's license/identification card.

Rojas-Calixto was given credit for time served in jail during the legal proceedings, so he was released Tuesday with three years probation.

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