Hackensack Man Accused of Posing as Fake Twin Brother to Avoid Traffic Tickets in Rochelle Park, New Jersey
Police in Rochelle Park New Jersey recently arrested a man accused of posing as his own twin brother so that he could get out of several traffic tickets.
According to officials, the 58-year-old suspect attempted on several occasions to postpone court dates in Rochelle Park, New Jersey.
The suspect had been ordered to appear in municipal court to address several traffic citations he had received in Rochelle Park, NJ. A patrol officer stopped the suspect’s vehicle on July 31, 2014 and issued him five motor vehicle summonses.
The suspect allegedly told a municipal court judge and multiple court clerks that his real name was “Tony.” The suspect claimed that the person who had been ticketed in Rochelle Park NJ was actually his twin brother. The suspect also allegedly claimed that he could not have been the driver because he is legally blind.
Court officials later learned that the suspect does not have a twin brother. The alleged deception was first uncovered when the ticketing officer saw the suspect appear in Maywood Municipal Court.
Authorities looked at the suspect’s driver’s license and used a fingerprint scan to confirm the suspect’s actual identity.
As a result, the suspect has been charged with hindering apprehension and false swearing. The suspect has also been charged with resisting arrest because he allegedly struggled with police officers when he was arrested.
After being placed under arrest and charged, the suspect was transported to Bergen County Jail in Hackensack NJ. The suspect is being held at the facility on a $20,000 bail amount.
For additional information about this case, see the NJ.com article entitled “N.J. Man Posed as Fake Twin Brother to Get Out of Tickets, Report Says.”