Monroe County, IL– A web of deceit reportedly unraveled on Tuesday after an Ohio woman, Mary Misener, was apprehended in Illinois, implicated in a series of alleged fraudulent activities spanning multiple Crane Federal Credit Union locations. Misener’s actions allegedly siphoned a staggering $25,000 in a mere afternoon.
Monroe County Sheriff’s Department reports they were alerted when an astute bank employee grew suspicious of a seemingly false driver’s license presented by Misener. But it wasn’t just one fake ID that caught the eye of authorities. Later, authorities reportedly discovered several counterfeit identification cards were found in her possession, highlighting the extent of her elaborate scheme.
Driving a white SUV rental, Misener was identified by her bright yellow t-shirt. The initial attempt to detain her spiraled into a high-octane chase, with speeds reaching 120 mph, leading authorities on a wild pursuit across multiple counties. The relentless efforts, backed by the Bargersville Police, ultimately paid off as they intercepted the suspect at the intersection of I-69 and I-465.
Misener is now facing an array of serious charges, including fraud and identity deception. An investigation into the case is ongoing.