Authorities: Woman faked her own identity theft – KPLC

A Jennings woman has been charged with filing a false police report, after an investigation by the Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office into a complaint of identity theft.

The woman had called the Sheriff’s office and told them that someone had tried to purchase a car and satellite television services using her name.

“Detectives assigned to the investigation discovered that Mandi Gallagher, 26, of Jennings, had, in fact, traveled to the car dealership herself and attempted to purchase a vehicle. On the way out of the dealership, Gallagher was involved in a crash,” said Christopher Ivey, commander of the Criminal Investigations Division at the JDPSO.

When questioned by detectives, Gallagher admitted that she provided false information in her report and that no one else had been involved in the incident. She was arrested and released on a summons on charges of maintaining false public record and theft.

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