Richmond police: Woman notified to appear in court for DUI was victim of identity theft

kward1@herald-leader.comMarch 4, 2014 

A Richmond woman got notice Monday that she needed to appear in court for driving under the influence and not having an operator's license, but she didn't know anything about the charges.

She contacted the Richmond police about the issue and discovered that another woman had given police her name at the time of her arrest.

When the woman saw the mug shot of the actual perpetrator, she recognized the woman and told police her real name.

That's what Richmond police say happened Monday, and now the jailed woman, Jamie M. Brock, is facing a charge of identity theft in addition to her other charges.

Richmond police said they got a call Feb. 24 about an intoxicated driver on Lexington Road near Keeneland Drive, according to a news release.

Brock, 36, gave them a social security card with the other woman's name and social security number on it, and police booked her into the Madison County Detention Center under that name.

Now, Brock is charged with identity theft in addition to DUI and no operator's license. She was being held in the Madison County Detention Center.

Karla Ward: (859) 231-3314. Twitter: @HLpublicsafety

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