MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A woman is facing charges after she allegedly stole someone’s identity and bought a BMW, a Mercedes-Benz and an Audi, Memphis Police say.
On May 3, a woman told officials that an unknown person, later identified as Francresha Williams, used her identity to buy three cars.
Records show that Williams used a Texas driver’s license containing the victim’s name and false documents to get the vehicles. She also forged the victim’s signature.
On April 28, she allegedly bought a BMW, valued at $53,470.61, from City Auto Sales on Elmore Road. On May 1, a Mercedes-Benz A220, valued at $42,866.86, from Smith Imports on South Third Street. On May 2, an Audi A7, valued at $39,009.64, from Mr. Moriah Auto Sales.
Francresha Williams was taken into custody and charged with three counts of Theft of Property $10,000-$60,000, three counts of Identity Theft and Forgery $10,000-$60,000.
She appeared in court Monday, and her bond was set at $15,000. According to the judge, this is not her first run-in with the law.
“You seem to be out on five or six other cases,” said Judge Ronald Lucchesi. “I don’t think that is a high enough bond, to be honest with you.” He told her that if she were to post bond to make sure that she was back in court on Thursday, or he would issue a bench warrant for her arrest.