False ID reveals warrant on drug charge
November 25, 2011
A 53-year-old South Lake Tahoe woman was jailed on $21,817 bail after her attempts to conceal her identity revealed she had a felony warrant on drug charges and allegedly placed stolen registration stickers on her vehicle.
Leslie Schwab was taken into custody Monday morning at the Lakeside Inn where she was pulled over in a traffic stop by a deputy questioning the expiration date on her license plate.
Schwab gave the deputy a false identity, claiming she barely knew the owner of the Hyundai which had been dropped off at her address.
The deputy said he ran a check, and Schwab did not match the physical description.
When he questioned Schwab, the suspect reportedly admitted she lied because her car was unregistered and uninsured.
She also had a felony warrant out of El Dorado Superior Court for possession of a controlled substance, and a misdemeanor warrant out of Tahoe Township for failure to appear on a previous traffic citation.
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She told the deputy she paid $20 for the 2011 sticker for her license plate “from someone who walks around selling registration stickers.”
She claimed not to know the sticker was stolen, and said she assumed the seller “got an extra one from the Department of Motor Vehicles.”
She finally admitted she knew the sticker was stolen, according to reports.