CJ Woman Tries to Reclaim Her Life Af...

CJ Woman Tries to Reclaim Her Life After I.D. Theft

There are 4 comments on the KAJO-AM Grants Pass story from Mar 3, 2008, titled CJ Woman Tries to Reclaim Her Life After I.D. Theft. In it, KAJO-AM Grants Pass reports that:


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Wendy Owens

Glendale, OR

#1 Mar 4, 2008
I am writing this letter because I am outraged at Josephine County and would like to share my disappointment with the community. I was approached a couple of weeks ago by a young lady whom I went to school with. She informed me that she was living in a safe house in Grants Pass and was trying to turn her life around. While living in her drug addicted life style she made many mistakes including using my identy for Methampheatmine charges. I appear in the police blotter 2-6-08 stating I was in possesion of meth. I would like to inform you on my side of the story and how our system works in Josephine County. The lady who used my name was arrested after trying to use a diffarent ID so she could get into the bar. The officer that cited her found meth substince in her purse and gave her a ticket (thus giving me a court date). The officer let her go whil informing him she used a diffarent ID, without finding out who she really was upsets me to the fullest. With things the way they are going today they need to make shur they have the right person. She provided false (My) information using her grand parents address.
On 1-30-08 I was pulled over for no liscense plate light I was then told I had 2 feloney warrents; failure to appear and PCS meth. I have never in my life used or possesed meth! I argued that these charges wer false! My brother and his girlfriend wer in the car as well and argued this fact also. I was then lodged at the Josephine County Jail where they took my finger prints and mug shots I was let go on a agrement to show up for court. I went to court and got a court appointed atturny. I later met up with my atturny and the officer that arrested the person who used my name. She was there with me when I talked to the officer and he knew that she was the one he arrested that night and it was not me. The officer then gave Her a ticket for all the charges and then some for what she had done. He droped all the charges on me and I dont have to go to court. All of this has affected me turmaticly. The community is looking down on me not to menchion the PTA.
My houseing is terminating me because I have meth charges.
Why is it that we are guilty untill proven innocent I dont think it's fair that me and my children have to suffer for someone using my name. I have been a good person and a wonderfull mom to my children. I have never done and never will do meth ( My children's lives are worth so much more.)
I thank the girl who used my name for taking on her responsibility's and for trying to change her life it takes alot to stand up to the charges she got. That still dont change how the community thinks about me. I have three beautiful children that are my life. I have been in Cave Junction for a long time it is a small town but I don't want people thinking I am a meth head. Life is better then that.
Thanks for you'r time,
Wendy Owens
Idenatey theft is a terrable thing to do to someone I have been going through a bunch oh BS since all this has happened.

Panorama City, CA

#2 Mar 6, 2008
Sorry to hear this has happened to you. I hope there is something you can do about it. ID theft is getting worse and worse. Good luck !
Angela Herde

United States

#3 Mar 17, 2008
I am Wendy's best friend and have been trying to help her through this difficult time. What this article does not state is the fact that she was receiving HUD assistance at the time the girl was arrested. Wendy is now being sued by the Housing Department for almost $6000, and they are threating fraud. While unaware someone was arrested using her identity she filled out HUD papers answering no to the question has she been arrested for antthing other than a minor traffic violation. How is this fraud when you had no idea someone else posed as you? This has disrupted her life beyond my words, I pray for her every night!! She still 2 months later is trying to have this esponged from her record and attending court. Why hasn't everything been cleared by Josephine county? What really angers me is Hud has been very unfair, I helped her write a couple letters to Hud and they went on and on about their policies and paid no attention to the documented crime that had taken place. If any one has any suggestions they would be greatly appreciated, she still is facing many hard times for someone else's crime!!


#4 Apr 22, 2008
wendy sou should keep josh's big one out your mouth. don't try to lie the whole town know's. ask jd if he feels gay? jack steiner dean's father? you get want you dish out...

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