Fremont Police Arrest Man for Identity Theft, Fraud, Impersonation

FREMONT –  Fremont Police arrested one man for fraud yesterday morning after he attempted to mislead police about his identity and legal driving privileges.

Around 9:00AM on Thursday, Rowdy E. Skinner, 49, of Fremont was arrested on suspicion of fraud, stemming from his actions during a traffic stop about a week prior.  On Saturday, February 9th, Skinner was stopped by the Fremont Police Department.  He claimed he didn’t have his operator’s license with him, and when the officer asked for his name and birthdate, Skinner provided the name and birthdate of his brother. He was issued a citation as a result of that stop, which he signed using his brother’s name.

After the incident, an officer learned Skinner’s real identity. Aware of Skinner’s prior deception, this officer saw him operating a motor vehicle which had expired in-transit stickers. Skinner was stopped in the 600 block of north Nye Avenue and again identified himself with his brother’s information. As a result, he was arrested and charged with 2nd Degree Forgery, Criminal Impersonation, Identity Theft, and False Reporting as a result of providing an incorrect name and signing that name to a legal citation. Skinner was also cited for Driving during Suspension, No Valid Registration and No Proof of Insurance.