Cops: Pa. woman claimed to be sister when ticketed

Posted: March 2, 2014 - 4:16am


POLK, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania woman has been jailed on forgery and other charges because state police say she identified herself as her sister when she was pulled over and given two traffic tickets, and again when she pleaded guilty before a district judge and was fined.

Troopers from the Franklin barracks say they arrested 38-year-old Angela Cogswell, of Grove City, on Friday.

Police say Cogswell was pulled over on Nov. 5 and gave police her sister's name, 37-year-old Tanya Best, of Rimersburg.

Cogswell then went to court in December and pleaded guilty to citations for driving with a suspended registration and without proof of insurance, even agreeing to a plan to pay the fines — all in Best's name.

Best learned of the ruse when her license was suspended for six months.

Online court records don't list a defense attorney.

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