ISP jails motorist over fake identification documents PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 09:18

A Seymour man reportedly caught with fake identification documents had his initial hearing in Scott Circuit Court on Thursday, March 1.

Diego Miguel Bartolome, 34, was stopped by Indiana State Trooper Jackie Smith on Tuesday, February 27. According to the probable cause affidavit, the state trooper said the Nissan Altima was speeding in the area of U.S. Highway 31 North and Booe Road in Austin.

Bartolome identified himself, and that information matched the car’s license plate, the officer learned. What it did not match were a Tennessee-issued identification card and a social security card found in the car by the officer after receiving Bartolome’s permission to search.

The photo on the ID card was of Bartolome, but it had another individual’s name on it, the affidavit stated. When confronted with the material, Trp. Smith said Bartolome told him they were fake. Bartolome was taken into custody for identity deception, a Level 6 felony.

He learned at his initial hearing in Scott Circuit Court that a jury trial date of May 14 has been scheduled. A public defender has been assigned to the case.

Bartolome filed a cash bail of $1,500 on March 5 and was released.