MINDEN, Neb. -- A 44-year-old Minden woman was sentenced to time served and supervised release for the misuse of a social security number (SSN). 

The U.S. Attorney announced that 44-year-old Gabriela Navarrete was sentenced Thursday in Lincoln, by Senior United States District Judge John M. Gerrard for misuse of an SSN.

Navarrete was sentenced to time served and will serve three years on supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system.

Court documents said that on November 16, 2017, Navarrete filled out and signed a Form I-9 in order to begin employment at Casey’s General Store in Nebraska.

On the Form I-9, she filled in the blanks for “U.S. Social Security Number” with an SSN that did not belong to her. As verification of the information provided on the Form I-9, Navarrete provided a Social Security Card bearing her name and the specific SSN.

Navarrete knew that SSN had not been assigned to her by the Commissioner of Social Security.

She provided that SSN with the intention to deceive Casey’s General Store into believing that number was assigned to her.

Navarrete made that false representation to satisfy Section 274A(b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations.