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On Dec. 26, a Pinal County sheriff's deputy arrested Mario Bustamante, 37, during a routine traffic stop on Arizon'a Interstate 10.

The Mexican national initially presented an Arizona Identification Card, in the name of Armando Villalobos of Phoenix.

A records check revealed that not only did the illegal alien have no driver's license, but there were outstanding felony warrants for his arrest in Texas.

The suspect eventually told the deputy that his real name was in fact Bustamante, and he is in this country illegally.

During the course of the investigation, it was discovered that Bustamante was actually working under the fraudulent name at a local military base.

KVOA reported:

Bustamante told the detective he currently works for "Briston Construction" out of Mesa. The company was contracted by Davis-Monthan Air Force Base to complete work. Bustamante had obtained a "security clearance" through the military to work on the base under the name of "Armando Villalobos."

Bustamante also obtained a Social Security Card, a bank debit card and a vehicle registration all under the alias of "Armando Villalobos," according to deputies.

In a statement, Sheriff Paul Babeu said:

Mario Bustamante was able to obtain numerous fraudulent credentials and even a security clearance on a high security military airbase. It begs the question of who else has access to our secure military facilities that may have sinister plans? I guess President Obama and the Senate Gang of Eight will likely defend suspect Bustamante saying this illegal was only trying to work and he really didn't intend to break any laws, but the system is stacked against him."

Bustamante has been charged with taking or using the identity of another person and possession of a forged device. He is currently being held at the Pinal County Jail on an immigration detainer.

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