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A Riverside woman was charged with two counts of felony identity theft on accusations she used someone else’s Social Security number to file a workers’ compensation claim, the San Bernardino County district attorney’s office announced.

Blanca Rodriguez, 22, claimed she was injured on the job in 2011 when she was working as a janitor at Ontario Mills mall for the Interstate Cleaning Corporation. She received treatment for pain in her lower back, knees and calves, a DA news release stated. During a claims investigation, officials discovered Rodriguez used a Social Security number that was not issued to her to file the claim.

The discovery went to the DA’s workers’ compensation fraud unit in April 2013 and on April 14, 2014, they filed charges. Rodriguez was arrested the next day and booked into the West Valley Detention Center and held in lieu of $100,000 bail, the release stated.

Rodriguez faces three years in county prison if convicted on all counts.