Woman arrested for Nevada voter fraud

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Updated: 4/18 10:11 pm

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Secretary of State Ross Miller says a woman has been arrested on two felony charges for allegedly using a false identity to register to vote and casting ballots in two elections.

Miller late Friday announced the arrest of Ortencia Segura in California.

A complaint filed by the attorney general's office says Segura registered to vote in Washoe County in August 2008 and provided identification with the name of Marisela Reyna. Authorities confirmed she voted in the 2008 and 2010 elections.

Authorities say information from the Justice Department show Segura was arrested in 2012 and deported for filing a false statement on a passport application. They say she also had a false Nevada driver's license, prompting the investigation.

Miller says Segura was arrested Thursday for entering the country illegally.

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