Police: Woman lied about identity

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A Rome woman is accused of posing as another person during a traffic stop and then maintaining the ruse in City Court, according to law enforcement officials.

Police said Sarah A. Bostick, 28, of North Jay Street, was pulled over for a suspended registration on North Jay Street at about 1:30 a.m. Aug. 16.

Police said Bostick identified herself as her sister, giving officers her sister’s name and information, and she was released on an appearance ticket for City Court. On Oct. 8, police said Bostick went to court to answer the ticket and continued to pose as her sister while speaking to the judge. Meanwhile, authorities said the sister had received court paperwork in the mail and contacted City Court about the mistake. Warrants were issued for Bostick and she was taken into custody on Thursday.

Bostick is charged with two counts of second-degree criminal impersonation, police stated. She is scheduled to appear in a different court, because Rome City Court officials had to recuse themselves from the case.

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