Woman Arrested While Allegedly Impersonating Her Daughter During Traffic Stop

By Inside Edition Staff
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A Utah woman was arrested after she allegedly impersonated her daughter during a traffic stop, police said. 

Heather Garcia, 38, was driving a silver BMW when she was pulled over on Main Street in Farmington Saturday because a cop noticed her vehicle did not have a license plate, KABB reported

The officer searched her car and allegedly discovered drug paraphernalia and a white powdery substance.

Garcia was arrested and said her name was Mercedes and that she was born in 1998, officials said. 

But police soon realized through a records check that the identity Garcia provided was that of her 21-year-old daughter. They then learned Garcia’s real name and saw she had outstanding warrants, KABB reported. 

Garcia was charged with drug possession, driving with a revoked license and offering false personal information to a police officer.

She is being held at the Davis County jail.

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