NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - A woman who was arrested used someone else’s identity to cheat the system, according to police.

A woman in Los Angeles tipped off authorities, and officials are now trying to find out who the suspect is.

“What this clearly is is an individual who is using somebody else’s identification to her own advantage,” said Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle.

Usually when a person is arrested and booked, the state knows the person’s name and address. However, in this case, officials are asking for the public’s help.

On April 17, around 1:45 a.m., the woman was allegedly being disruptive and even pushed bouncers at the G5ive club, according to police. When officials arrived on the scene, she allegedly pushed one of the officers. That’s when she was taken into custody and gave her identification. “She works in clubs here in Dade County. She’s falsified a driver’s license of a woman who lives in California,” Rundle said.

Prosecutors said she fooled everyone with the fake driver’s license. The woman was also fingerprinted, but that didn’t help because that would only lead officials back to her criminal history, which she didn’t have any on file.

She has since bonded out under the name of another woman who lives in California. “The person who was arrested, who used the false identification, didn’t show up in court,” Rundle said. “A notice went to the address that was on the driver’s license. That address was in California, so the true person that got noticed called the police and said, ‘I’ve never been in Miami-Dade County.'”

Rundle advises the public to be cautious of important information that is on credit cards and IDs. “The most important point we can really make, is everyone should be diligent; be very careful when you give your credit card to anybody, your driver’s license to anybody,” she said. “Make sure you get it back. Hopefully, they’re not making a copy.”

The true victim, who lives in California, will be impacted for life. “She’s gonna have to carry a letter for life,” Rundle said, “probably in her glove compartment, in her safety deposit box, she should have one in her purse, her wallet, in a number of different places, so if any point in time she’s stopped, she’s able to say, ‘I know, they have the wrong person. This is the right person.'”

If you know who the woman actually is, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a cash reward.

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