KOB4 voter fraud investigation leads to arrest

Posted at: 11/15/2012 4:04 PM
Updated at: 11/15/2012 5:17 PM
By: KOB.com staff

Photo: Thomas Pino
Photo: Thomas Pino

A KOB Eyewitness News 4 On Your Side investigation into voter fraud has resulted in an arrest.

Thomas Pino was taken into custody and charged with forgery.

Bernalillo County officials said Pino told early voting workers he was his 18-year-old son - even though he doesn't look 18.

Under state law, voters don't have to show identification at the polls - so he voted.

Later that week, however, he returned to vote as himself. Pino admitted to KOB4 he made a mistake.