Carmen Figueroa, a 13 year veteran of Tucson, Arizona DPS resigned earlier this week after it was discovered that she was an illegal immigrant.
Pursuant to news reports, Figueroa who served as a spokesperson for DPS prior to becoming an officer “unknowingly” secured the job with a fake or forged birth certificate.
Purportedly, Figueroa who claims that her parents informed her that she was born in the United States was unaware that she was an illegal immigrant until recently.
…The investigation into Figueroa reportedly started when her brother applied for a U.S. visa. After Immigration and Customs Enforcement ran a background check on Figueroa’s brother, they learned she worked for DPS….
The investigation is pending.