BG man accused of using Florida’s man identity for more than 20 years

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – For more than 20 years Fernando Duenez-Maitinez had been using the name Billy Joe Cantu, according to the Warren County Sheriff’s Office.

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office arrested Duenez-Maitinez, 41, Tuesday.

The real Billy Cantu, who lives in Florida, reported that someone was using his name and information and was paying into a 401K account through Scott and Murphy Inc. in Franklin, Ky., according to the release.

Duenez-Maitinez had provided a REAL ID issued in Kentucky and a Social Security card, both bearing Cantu’s name, to the company upon being hired, according to his arrest citation.

Duenez-Maitinez has been arrested by the WCSO twice before under the alias Billy Cantu.

Duenez-Maitinez was arrested on a charge of identity theft and two counts of first-degree criminal possession of forged instruments.

He is lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail.

An arraignment in the case was held Wednesday morning in Warren District Court. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday.

The investigation is ongoing.