Wanted federal fugitive arrested after found living in West Bend since January
TRENTON, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A wanted federal fugitive who has been living in West Bend since January has been turned over to U.S. Marshal Services.
According to a Facebook post by the Washington County Sheriff's Office, the Sheriff's Office and West Bend Police Department attempted to locate a stolen rental vehicle from Michigan. The car was eventually found at a nearby business in Trenton.
A 53-year-old West Bend woman rented the car from Avis in January and failed to return it. Police say the suspect removed the Michigan plates and then placed Wisconsin plates on the car.
An investigation revealed the woman has been using a false Wisconsin driver's license and documents to obtain employment, housing, and transportation under an assumed name.
Police say the woman has been on the run as a wanted federal fugitive since 2017 for financial crimes in Baton Rouge and Kalamazoo. She has been living in West Bend since January under the assumed name.
The Washington County Sheriff's Office said the woman was arrested and turned over to the U.S. Marshal Service to face federal charges. It is yet to be determined if the woman will face any local charges.