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Identity Theft Malvern, Ark. Woman Pleads Guilty

A Malvern woman who tricked a lawyer into filing bankruptcy under another woman’s name and Social Security number so she could keep her car pleaded guilty in federal court Friday.

Calandra Lock appeared before U.S. District Judge Susan Hickey for her first court appearance late Friday morning in Texarkana’s downtown federal building. Lock pleaded guilty to a felony information charging her with misuse of a Social Security number. Her attorney was Anna Williams of the federal public defender’s office.

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Assistant U.S. Attorney Claude Hawkins reviewed a factual basis for Lock’s plea during the hearing. Hawkins said Lock agreed to take over the car payments due on a friend’s vehicle so she could have the car. But Lock didn’t make the monthly payments, and the vehicle was repossessed by the note holder in Hot Springs.

In May, Lock pretended to be her friend, Jacinda Clegg, during a meeting with Pine Bluff lawyer David Morehead. As Clegg, Lock hired Morehead to file a Chapter 13 bankruptcy using Clegg’s Social Security number. A Chapter 13 filing could result in a return of a repossessed car to the owner.

Hickey told Lock she could be ordered to pay restitution at sentencing. Lock appeared in court Friday on a summons, and Hawkins said the government is not in opposition to Lock’s release on a $5,000 unsecured appearance bond.

Hickey said she would normally order a defendant to have no contact with the victim in a criminal case, but she would forgo that order for Lock because she and Clegg are friends.

While court documents do not reflect Clegg’s credit rating, Lock’s failure to make Clegg’s car payments as agreed and the fraudulent bankruptcy filing under Clegg’s Social Security number could hurt Clegg’s credit rating as a form of identity theft.

Hickey told Lock that her case will be scheduled for sentencing once the court has received a report which will include a recommendation for punishment under federal guidelines. Lock faces up to five years in federal prison, a fine of up to $250,000, or both.

Fraud Investigation Wayne, NJ Accused of Writing $52K in Fraudulent Checks

A township woman was charged with forgery after police arrested her on warrants for allegedly writing $52,000 in bad checks in Wayne and Fairfield, police said.

Officer John Culic saw Debra Gonzalez, 43, driving on Wayne Valley High School property with a suspended driver’s license, said Detective Capt. Laurence Martin.

Gonzalez was under investigation and three warrants were out for her arrest for allegedly writing $52,000 in bad checks, Martin said, made out to a rental property on Parish Drive, a local tavern, and produce stands.

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Detective Scott Rappaport investigated the allegations; Fairfield police notified him they were also investigating Gonzalez for writing fraudulent checks to auto repair shops, the captain said.

Several Wayne businesses filed complaints regarding Gonzalez through the municipal court’s Violations Bureau, police said.

Gonzalez was charged with fraud, issuing bad checks, and theft by deception. She was held on $20,000 bail, which family members posted using a bail bonds company, police said.

Police are also investigating Gonzalez for allegedly hindering apprehension using fraudulent documents, Martin said.

Rappaport is continuing to investigate the allegations of fraud and reaching out to other law enforcement agencies, police said.

Private Detective: Man Finds Human Remains While Fishing in Hart Co.

Investigators say that a man made a gruesome discovery while fishing Saturday.

“You’re expecting to go catch some small mouth bass and enjoy the river, and then all of a sudden you come up on something like that,” said George Bruton. Bruton and some other fisherman spotted an unusual tote bag on the edge of the Green River, about a quarter of a mile from the H.H. Wilson Park in Hart County.

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They found human remains in the tote.

“I took my gaffe that I use to pull fish in and I reached and hooked the tote and kind of flipped it over. I actually cut it a little bit more so I could see further into it. And when I did, you could see a hand,” said Bruton.

The family of missing woman Whitney Copley says that the news of this discovery creates hope for them. The 25-year-old mother of two disappeared last September. She was last seen in the Dunnville area on the Casey/Adair County line.

The remains have not been identified, but Copley’s family is staying in touch with police about it.

Pedophile Tracking Lafayette Couple Arrested on Child Trafficking Charges

35 year old Tara Guidry and 31 year old Jenaris Brown both of Lafayette, La.  have been arrested and are being held in the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center awaiting extradition to Orleans Parish Prison on charges of Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes, Money Laundering and Contributing to the Delinquency of a Juvenile.

According to Louisiana State Police, the arrests were made from warrants issued in Orleans Parish in February 2016 that followed an investigation where a 17 year old juvenile was rescued after being trafficked for sexual purposes.

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Police say the investigation began in November 2015 after Detectives received information from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children regarding the missing juvenile.

Through investigative methods, Detectives located the juvenile in New Orleans and identified the two suspects.

The suspects were operating a commercial sex enterprise and exploited the juvenile for commercial sexual purposes. The juvenile was rescued on November 4, 2015.

Missing Person Marvin Lee Moore Jr. of Grand Forks, ND

Grand Forks Police are looking for a missing person.

Marvin Lee Moore Jr. has been missing since Thursday night.

He was last seen leaving his apartment on N 39th St.

He is 6’3 160lbs with short light brown hair, light facial hair and blue eyes.

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He has a dream catcher tattoo on one wrist and a lion tattoo on the other forearm and tattoos on his knuckles.

He was wearing a dark baseball cap, dark shirt and dark cutoff jeans shorts and riding a red bike with a black basket.

His family tells Valley News Live that he often hung out downtown and chains his bike up.

If you have any information contact Grand Forks police.

Wrongful Death Endangered Bullitt County Man Found Dead

A Bullitt County homeowner who was believed to be in danger has been  found dead.

According to WAVE 3, Craig Ickes was found dead on Friday night at a location off Highway 245. His death is being investigated as a homicide.

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Deputies were looking for Ickes after his girlfriend was found dead Wednesday in a home belonging to him. The woman’s body was in the living room of the house when firefighters responded to fire at the home.

Accident Reconstruction Two Dead in Bourbon County Crash

Two people were killed after a single vehicle crash Sunday night in Bourbon County. One of the vehicles involved in the wreck went up in flames. It happened just before 9 p.m. on Russell Cave Road between Hawkins and 460.

The coroner, state police, firefighters and deputies all responded to the crash, which temporarily shut down Russell Cave Road.

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A witness at the scene tells LEX18 that the driver of a light colored sedan was heading north on Russell Cave and swerved, causing a second car to run off the road. One of the cars went up in flames as passerbys called 911.

The driver and passenger, both men, were killed. Their names have not yet been released.

Private Detective: Inmate Escapes from Blackburn Correctional Complex

An inmate escaped from Blackburn Correctional facility early Monday morning.

Clyde Rader, 45, walked away from Blackburn sometime Monday. He is described a bald white male with a goatee. He has blue eyes and weighs about 180 pounds.

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He was serving time for burglary, receiving stolen property and one previous escape charge.  Rader was reported missing during a morning headcount. He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and could be wearing gym shorts and khakis.

He would have been eligible for parole in December 2019.

If you know Rader’s whereabouts, you are asked to contact Lexington Police.

Arson Investigation Franklin County Magistrate Believes Barn Fire Intentionally Set

Fire investigators in Franklin County are looking at a possible arson that occurred Thursday night. The homeowner there believes someone lit his barn on fire.

The barn was more than 100 feet long, full of lumber and equipment. Now it’s not only rubble, it’s the center of a possible arson investigation.

Franklin County Magistrate Lambert Moore has owned the barn for nearly a decade. He says on Thursday night he got a call that the fire department was there fighting a fire. When he drove over, he saw the entire barn was engulfed in flames.

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He lost valuable lumber, trucks, tractors and his custom made gooseneck trailer.

Moore says in talking with investigators, they don’t think this is at all a random event.

“It’s hard to tell, really. it was burning from end to end before it ever got into the roof or the sides. it looked like somebody spread some gas and lit it,” said Moore.

Moore is asking for anyone’s help in finding who may be responsible for this.

Private Detective: 2 Arrested After Abuse Video of Special Needs Foster Child Emerged

A foster mother and her daughter are behind bars after a video posted online appears to show two women confining a special needs foster child and covering her face as she tries to escape.

Marsha Gray, 41, and her daughter Suzanna Gray, 24, were arrested on Wednesday.

The video shows Suzanna Gray covering the child’s eyes and pulling her head while the child panics, WFIE reports. The video also shows Marsha Gray attempting to slap the child.

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According to WFIE, the child was removed from Marsha Gray’s custody and is with social services.

The Union County women are both charged with first-degree criminal abuse of a child under 12, according to WFIE-TV.

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