WARSAW — A Fort Wayne woman was recently arrested for allegedly providing law enforcement with a false name in order to avoid arrest.
Taviana Monee Sullivan, 21, Fort Wayne, is charged with identity deception, a level 6 felony; theft and driving while suspended, both class A misdemeanors; and false informing, a class B misdemeanor.
On June 13, law enforcement was notified about a reckless driver in Warsaw. A Warsaw Police officer found the suspect vehicle, which did not have a registration plate, and pulled the vehicle over.
According to court documents, the driver, later identified as Sullivan, provided the officer with a false name and showed a sales contract identifying the vehicle’s purchaser as Sullivan.
Upon further investigation, the officer learned the vehicle was reported stolen to the Marion Police Department on May 30 by a car dealership, as the vehicle was purchased using fraudulent funds.
While still using the false name, Sullivan said she borrowed the vehicle from a relative. The officer found the dealer’s license plate in the vehicle’s rear.
On Aug. 26, a Whitley County Sheriff’s Office deputy pulled Sullivan over. Sullivan provided a learner’s permit with a false name as identification.
Sullivan’s driving privileges are suspended prior and she has numerous indefinite suspensions.
Sullivan was booked in the Kosciusko County Jail on Nov. 6, with a $5,250 surety and cash bond.