Piedmont Man Gives False Identity to Police

A 33-year-old Piedmont man-who was about to get locked up on shoplifting charges - gives another man’s name to Gadsden city police. But it backfired. The man was being held in connection to shoplifting at Walmart in East Gadsden on East Meighan Boulevard. The imposter was later booked into the Etowah County Detention center under the false name. Authorities, the real possessor of the name, and the imposter soon sorted everything out. The Piedmont man who gave the false name was later released. But, he could still end up back in jail. Giving false information is a felony and according to Gadsden police he had a drug charge.


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