FRAUDULENT USE/POSSESSION OF ID
Case No. 1262431 – Tiffany G.
In a badly-bungled case, persistent police bent on making a case, overzealous loss prevention officers, and rude store personnel mistakenly pegged Tiffany and her sister with shoplifting. Then all cooperated in trying to transmute the nebulous, unproven “facts” into a Fraud case like some sort of police blotter alchemy. To make matters worse, rather than being arrested for their “theft”, the sisters were allowed to drive away, but it was alleged they returned to the store with their “stolen” items for a cash refund – although no evidence existed in support of this. (They did return some items – but not stolen ones.) A warrant was issued for their arrest and police contacted Tiffany’s sister to return the “stolen merchandise” or go to court. Her sister said simply, “See you in court.” Perplexed police scratches his head and makes a Discovery: Tiffany has three prior theft offenses on her record. Officer concocts fraud charges out of thin air with the help of store personnel who claim without evidence Tiffany returned stolen items using someone else’s ID. The woman whose ID was allegedly used was identified by police, in one and the same O.R., as being both black and white. Tiffany was selected out of a photo lineup. So many lies, absurdities and false allegations were made by store personnel, loss prevention officers and police it took us quite some time to untangle the knots on this one … but ultimately we were able to make justice prevail.
POSSESSION OF FRAUDULENT/FALSE I.D.
Case No. 896249 – Yvette Z.