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Man charged with identity fraud

Stacey Mitchell Gardner

Stacey Mitchell Gardner

A Silver Creek man allegedly gave police a false name during a traffic stop on Shorter Avenue resulting in a felony identity fraud charge being filed against the motorist.

According to Floyd County Jail reports:

Stacey Mitchell Gardner, 50, of 74 Preacher Smith Road, was stopped on Shorter Avenue at Lyons Drive by Rome Police early Friday morning. He ran a red light that got the attention of police, which resulted in a whole series of charges.

In addition to giving police a phony driver's license, Gardner was also charged with misdemeanors for running the red light, driving on a suspended license, driving a vehicle with expired registration and concealing the identity of the vehicle with an improper tag

Gardner was being held in the Floyd County Jail Friday without bond.

 

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