By Associated Press - Friday, March 11, 2016

BITELY, Mich. (AP) - Sometimes it just pays to be yourself.

A 36-year-old western Michigan woman - hoping to avoid traffic citations - gave a deputy her sister’s name only to learn the sibling had a warrant out for her arrest.

The Muskegon Chronicle reports ( ) Friday that despite giving her real name, the woman spent Wednesday night in jail.

Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole says the Bitely woman was stopped for driving with improper plates. She didn’t have proof of insurance or the car’s registration. Her driver’s license also was suspended.

Now, she faces a charge of giving false information to an officer.

Cole says “the moral of the story would be if you’re giving a fake name, make sure they’re not wanted first.”

Bitely is in Newaygo County, north of Grand Rapids.


Information from: The Muskegon Chronicle,

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