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Cops: Woman tried to conceal identity to avoid arrest

Published 1:08 pm, Monday, July 1, 2013
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A 22-year-old Lees Lane woman faces a charge of criminal impersonation after police said she gave a false name in an attempt to avoid arrest on warrants charging her with failure to appear in court on earlier charges.

Westport officers went to Stamford police headquarters on June 25 where Stephanie Bernier was being held on two failure-to-appear warrants, but identified herself as "Sarah Neff," according to the report. But when she was unable to provide any other information to corroborate that claim, police said that, under questioning, Bernier admitted to her real identity.

In addition to the criminal impersonation charge, Bernier was charged with interfering with a police officer in addition to two counts of failure to appear.

Police said Bernier could not post bond and was held for a July 8 appearance in Norwalk Superior Court.