March 18, 2012

Perla Serrano Grew A Vagina - Man Jailed After Posing As Woman For 13 Years, Stealing Real Woman's Identity

San Clemente, California (The Weekly Vice) - Perla Serrano, a 51-year-old California man was jailed after he allegedly posed as a woman for 13 years, while using a real woman's identity

According to the Orange County Sheriff's Office, an officer found Serrano sleeping in a public area, believing at first that Serrano was a female.

When the officer noticed that a hospital band on Serrano's arm had a different name, he checked with the hospital and discovered that Serrano was a male..

Detectives learned that Serrano had stolen a woman's identity, and used it to acquire health insurance. He then used the health care coverage to obtain services at four area hospitals.

Investigators believe Serrano used the woman's identity to rack up more than $100,000 in medical bills over a 13 year period.

The woman whose identity was stolen has been forced to appear in court on several occasions to clear her name of crimes she didn't commit, according to Jim Amormino of the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

Detectives also believe Serrano used the identities of other victims, however only one victim has been identified so far.

Serrano was booked into jail and charged with unauthorized use of personal identifying information, false impersonation, second-degree burglary and grand theft. He is currently being held in lieu of $20,000 bail.

Mandi Milenko
The Weekly Vice

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