Police say a driver stopped for speeding pretended to be her twin sister to avoid a ticket. Now she’s charged with a felony.
Ava D. Meighan, 23, Waupaca, is charged with identity theft.
At 10 p.m. Saturday, May 26, Wisconsin State Trooper Henry Glick stopped a speeding red Ford Focus in the town of Farmington.
The driver, identified three months later as Ava Meighan, identified herself as her twin sister, in whose name the vehicle was registered.
Meighan said she had no driver’s license with her, according to the criminal complaint.
The sister was cited for speeding and operating without a driver’s license.
On Aug. 29, the district attorney’s office contacted Glick about the tickets.
The sister said she had never been stopped by the state patrol and accused Ava Meighan of pretending to be her.
The traffic citations against the sister were dismissed and re-issued against Ava Meighan.
If convicted of identity theft, Meighan could serve a maximum of six years in prison.
On March 26, she was convicted of possession of methamphetamine and placed on two years of probation.