A Burbank man was driving in a white ford pickup truck on Central Avenue in Oak Lawn. Unfortunately for the man, the Oak Lawn police were also driving in the same direction on the same street.
The police did a quick check of the license plates and found that the plates belonged to a red, and not white, truck. They stopped the truck.
The driver allegedly told the police he had never had a license in the United States. He also couldn’t provide proof of ownership of the truck, which he said he purchased at an auction. He allegedly told the officer that he simply took the plates off his old truck and put them on the new one.
The plates did come back to a red truck owned by Jorge Medina. The fingerprints on the driver came back to Janna Medina and he didn’t have any record in Illinois. However, a further check found the fingerprints also matched Victor Berdicia, who had a suspended license in Illinois.
The driver explained that his name is really Jorge Medina but when he arrived in the US in 2000 from Mexico he was told to use the name Victor Berdicia. He said he had been previously arrested using the name Victor Berdicia, which the police knew at that time, but that he didn’t want to give that name and lie to the police since his name is Jorge Medina.
He was processed as Victor Berdicia since he had a license in that name and the name Jorge Medina was added as an alias. Berdicia, a forty year old Hispanic male, was charged with improper use of registration, driving on a suspended license, and not having valid proof of insurance.