In Jail for Someone Else’s Crime


While losing time and money seem like a terrible price to pay when someone steals your identity.  However, Erik Lea has suffered an even worse fate.

Police responded to a domestic call Eric this fall and when the arrived he was arrested for an outstanding warrent.  The problem was Eric was not the Eric Lea they were looking for.  Apparently, Daniel Garcia-Melero has stolen his identity and used it when he was arrested and jumped bail.

While in jail trying to clear his name he lost his job, his house and likely his truck.

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