Columbus police are putting the word out about a Lewis Center woman believed to have used fake IDs and forged financial documents to purchase new vehicles and apply for credit.
Jameilla Kibby, 35, and an accomplice were arrested this week inside a Kemba Financial Credit Union branch in Clintonville. Police say where police say, Kibby and 36-year-old Dewayne Foster were attempting to obtain a $15,000 loan.
A credit union employee believed the Ohio Driver’s license provided by Dewayne Foster was fake and called the police.
Detectives determined that Kibby provided Foster with the fake identification and other forged counterfeit documents to open an account and attempt to get the loan.
Sgt. Dennis Kline says Kibby was already on their radar as part of a larger investigation. “This is what she does on a consistent basis,” Kline said. “We believe she’s providing identifications for not only her accomplice in this instance but other people looking to go buy cars as well using fictitious id’s and support paperwork.”
Kline said detectives are still trying to determine how many cars and how many accomplices are involved.
Bond for Kibby was set at $20,000 Friday on a single charge of counterfeiting.
Sgt. Kline said Kibby is a serial offender and he expects her to attempt to offend again once she is released from jail. “We wanted to get her face out to the public, in particular, the car dealerships and other financial institutions as well, so that they might recognize her when she comes in trying to commit fraud,” Kline said.