Pier employee arrested for fake ID

A 33-year-old Mexican native was arrested Sept. 11 at the Anna Maria Rod & Reel Pier, 875 N. Shore Drive, for felony use of personal identification and felony worker’s compensation fraud.

Detectives from the Florida Departments of Financial Services and Insurance Fraud placed Jamie Mejia under arrest, and he was booked into the Manatee County jail. He was released the following day on $3,000 bond.

According to the probable cause affidavit, Mejia applied Feb. 1for a job at the Rod & Reel Pier. In the course of his application, Mejia allegedly presented a Social Security card containing the number of a woman who reported her card stolen in November 2010.

Law enforcement learned of the number’s use when Mejia allegedly filed a worker’s compensation claim.

The Social Security number used in the claim came up belonging to the 2010 victim.

Mejia, of 613 21st Place E., Bradenton, was scheduled to be arraigned at 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.