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State police arrest woman driving $125,000 BMW on identity theft charges

WILLINGTON — Connecticut State Police arrested a Pennsylvania woman on identity theft charges after they stopped her driving a 2016 BMW they said was wort...
Markia Cherise Williams

WILLINGTON — Connecticut State Police arrested a Pennsylvania woman on identity theft charges after they stopped her driving a 2016 BMW they said was worth $125,000 that may have been purchased fraudulently.

Police arrested Markia Cherise Williams, 19, after police observed her driving erratically on I-84 in Willington Sunday afternoon around 4 p.m.

Police said when they stopped the BMW X6 M-series, they found counterfeit credit cards and fake identifications. Neither of the occupants had a photo ID. Police said according to the paperwork, the car had been purchased in New Jersey a week earlier by someone who lived in Virginia.  Police suspect the car was purchased fraudulently and the individual on the contract was a victim of identity theft.

State police arrest woman driving $125,000 BMW on identity theft charges

Williams was charged with traveling at an unreasonable speed, credit card theft, credit card counterfeiting, identity theft, and forgery. The male passenger was not charged at the time, but police said they were still investigating. She was held on $15,000 bond.