Someone used a Monroe woman’s identity when involved in a drunk driving accident in New York City on Jan. 26.
The New York City police had contacted the Monroe police after the accident to inquire about a driver who was claiming to be a Monroe resident. The NYPD was informed at the time that the person in custody in New York was not a Monroe resident, despite the identification presented.
On Feb. 6, the woman filed a report with the Monroe police after receiving a letter from her insurance company telling her she was a driver in an accident and had been charged with driving under the influence. When she contacted the insurance company, she was told to get in touch with the local police.
In 2011, the Monroe woman had filed two complaints with the Monroe police on identity theft issues, according to the report.