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Brittany Lawonn, Published July 18 2009

Two accused of entering pleas using false names

Two California women face charges accusing them of entering guilty pleas under false names after authorities received a tip about the women from a fellow inmate.

Janelyn Mangisel Dasig, 25, and Shauntae Lenay Hill, 26, are each charged in Cass County District Court with tampering with public records and intentional obstruction of a government function.

Court documents state:

The charges were filed after a Cass County Jail inmate told jail authorities she overheard Dasig talking about being booked under a false name.

Dasig, of San Francisco, originally identified herself as Laura Katherine Unger and had pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of false information to law enforcement under that name.

Authorities were able to identify her as Dasig after running her fingerprints and discovering there was a warrant for her arrest in California.

Hill, of Oakland, Calif., originally identified herself as Kalika Khanna, but responded to “Shauntae Hill” when an officer at the jail called out that name.

She then admitted that was her name. Hill had also pleaded guilty to giving false information to law enforcement while using the name Kalika Khanna. Authorities also found two credit cards with that name in her possession that were later determined to have been stolen.

Hill is also charged with felony theft of property regarding the stolen credit cards, and driving under suspension.

Both women are in the Cass County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash or bond bail.


Readers can reach Forum reporter Brittany Lawonn at (701) 241-5541