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False ID makes Logan woman’s underage-drinking troubles worse

May 3rd, 2012 Posted in Opinion

By Steve Kent

LOGAN — A woman was arrested May 1 on suspicion of giving false information to the police. Megan Lee Jacques, a 19-year-old from Orem, was booked into the Cache County Jail on counts of providing false personal information, a class A misdemeanor, and being a minor in possession of alcohol, a class B misdemeanor.

According to Logan Police Lt. Brad Franke, on April 27 an officer responded to an apartment near 1400 N. 800 East after receiving a noise complaint. Jacques was issued a citation for underage drinking, but she gave the officer another person’s name and ID, Franke said.

When the officer learned the citation was under the wrong name, he returned to the apartment and contacted Jacques, who admitted to giving the officer someone else’s photo ID while she was being cited for underage drinking, Franke said.

Franke said Jacques could have been charged with forgery for signing the citation with someone else’s name.

“Sometimes, when you’re nervous and you’re scared, you’ve got to realize that you can make things a lot worse for yourself by not being honest,” Franke said. “In particular in a case like this, this person had the potential of actually facing felony forgery charges for signing that citation, then a class A misdemeanor for the false information -– both of which are substantially worse than a minor in possession citation.”


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