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December 26, 2014 at 1:25 PM

State Patrol: Driver from Kent posed as brother in court

The Wenatchee World

WENATCHEE — A motorist whose 2013 traffic offense unveiled a suspected case of brotherly identity theft was finally brought to court Monday.

Najib K. Jigre, 24, of Kent, was arraigned on charges of first-degree perjury, first-degree criminal impersonation, making false statements to police, driving with a suspended license and four counts of second-degree identity theft based on an April 2013 traffic stop by the Washington State Patrol.

Pulled over for a missing front license plate on Highway 97A just north of Wenatchee, Jigre was arrested for driving with no license or identification. Troopers said he gave his younger brother’s name and a false birth date, and was booked into jail under that information. When Jigre appeared before a Chelan County District Court judge, he again gave his brother’s name and vital data. He was released pending trial.

Jigre’s brother, a student at Eastern Washington University, later provided evidence that showed he had not been driving in Eastern Washington at the time of the arrest. The charge against him was dismissed in July 2013.

Troopers used Jigre’s arrest photo to identify him from past arrests and bookings. He was charged by summons Dec. 2 and faces a maximum prison term of five years if convicted of the most serious offense.

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