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Woman arrested in Norfolk for using fake ID to open bank account

NORFOLK, Neb. - An Illinois woman was arrested in Norfolk, Nebraska on Wednesday after police were told she was using a fake identity to open a bank account.

The Norfolk Police Division say that on Wednesday around 11:30 a.m., they were alerted by staff at Midwest Bank at 2501 West Benjamin in Norfolk that a customer was trying to make suspicious transactions.

The staff told police that they believed the suspect was using a fake identification from Missouri while others were waiting outside in a white 2017 Nissan Rogue with New Jersey plates. 

While investigating, Norfolk police arrested Dominique Wittmeyer, 21, of Crystal Lake, Illinois, for criminal impersonation for using a fake identification.

Police searched the vehicle and found new cell phones worth several thousand dollars.

They say that the suspects were using fake ID's to open accounts at banks and then use the account information to buy new cell phones.

The phones were reportedly bought from multiple locations in Nebraska and Iowa, including Norfolk. 

Wittmeyer was also charged with conspiracy to commit felony theft by deception. She is being housed in the Madison County Jail. 

The police are continuing to the investigation as additional suspects are being identified.


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