Two women face meth, identity theft charges after Lapeer County traffic stop

Kathleen Fromme 

MAYFIELD TOWNSHIP, MI — Two women are accused being part of a criminal enterprise after allegedly being caught with methamphetamine and the materials needed to commit identity theft.

Kathleen Fromme and Vanessa Thompson-Wilson were arrested July 9 around 3:30 a.m. after a Lapeer County Sheriff’s deputy stopped a 1988 Volvo with an expired Colorado registration on Lapeer Road near Davis Lake Road, according to the sheriff’s department.

Vanessa Thompson-Wilson

Fromme, 33, of Caro, was initially arrested for driving with a suspended license and Thompson-Wilson, 43, of Colorado Springs, Colo., was arrested for a Colorado warrant for identity theft.

During the arrest, deputies allegedly discovered personal information from numerous individuals across the United States, equipment that can be used to duplicate or produce fraudulent identifications and documents, as well as roughly $400 of crystal meth and a small amount of marijuana.

Police say the two were traveling from Colorado Springs to Caro.

Both women were arraigned July 10 on charges of being members of a criminal enterprise, possession of methamphetamine and possession of personal identification with intent to commit identity theft. They are both being charged as fourth-offense habitual offenders.

Fromme is also charged with possession of marijuana and operating while license suspended.

Both women are being held in the Lapeer County Jail on $25,000 cash or surety bond, according to court records.

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