NC officials say woman used stolen identity to finance, register cars
08/21/2014 9:51 AM
08/21/2014 9:52 AM
State Division of Motor Vehicles investigators arrested a woman at her home outside Raleigh and charged her with using stolen identity information to get a North Carolina ID card and to register and finance cars in a scheme that they said began in mid-2011.
Gerarda Latorre Rodriguez, 47, was arrested at 4924 Reconciliation Drive at about 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, records showed.
She was charged with three counts of altering or forging a title certificate or registration, giving a false name to get the ID card and identity theft.
Rodriguez had the birth certificate and Social Security card of a woman from Puerto Rico and used that to get the ID card and to finance a total of $19,408.70 for three cars.
The charges of altering or forging car paperwork involved a 2000 Nissan bought and registered in January 2012, a 1998 Nissan bought and registered in March 2012 and a 2005 Toyota bought and registered in June of this year.
In the arrest warrants, agents said they believe crimes were committed between July 2011 and earlier this month.
Rodriguez was held in lieu of $50,000 and scheduled to appear in court Thursday.
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