Facial recognition technology assists ADOT detectives in arrest

Facial recognition technology assists ADOT detectives in arrest
Sandro Tentory

SAHUARITA, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Facial recognition software and specialized training helped detectives with the Arizona Department of Transportation find a Sahuarita resident who had an outstanding FBI felony warrant.

According to an ADOT news release, Sandro Tentory was found thanks to the ADOT facial recognition system, when it alerted to two profiles in the system with different names and dates of birth, but identical photos of the same person.

During the investigation involving ADOT's Office of Inspector General, they learned that Tentory had an outstanding FBI felony warrant for weapons violations and a history of violence that included aggravated assault and the sale of drugs.  ADOT also learned that Tentory was a documented gang member of the Chicago-based 'Maniac Latin Disciples.'

Detectives learned that he had applied for two AZ driver licenses using stolen information from two individuals who were living in Illinois. According to ADOT, Tentory had maintained the identities for the last 13 years.

Tentory was arrested on June 7, after ADOT detectives served a search warrant at the Sahuarita address listed on his most recent driver's license application. He now faces charges for forgery and the felony warrant.  He was booked into the Pima County Jail.

According to ADOT, evidence found at the scene consisted of several fraudulent ID cards, credit cards, loan documents and other documents obtained using the fraudulent IDs.

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