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Forum News Service, Published September 05 2013

Driver's license expiring in 2071 leads to fraud charges

WOODBURY, Minn. - Red flags went up in a Woodbury store after a woman presented a driver’s license purporting it wouldn’t expire for more than 50 years.

Derrah Trechell Tyler, 23, who authorities say tried to buy more than $500 worth of merchandise from Kohl’s on Aug. 27, was arrested and charged with one count of felony financial card fraud and one count of giving police a false name, a misdemeanor.

According to a criminal complaint, store workers spotted Tyler’s driver’s license, which purported to be from Arizona with an expiration date of the year 2071. They alerted police, who tracked down Tyler’s vehicle in traffic to question her.

She first gave a false name and birth date, the complaint says. Officers said her driver’s license appeared to be forged, “particularly because the expiration date was for 9/28/2071.”

Tyler’s identity was determined thanks to a prescription bottle found in her car, police said.

An inquiry with the credit card company revealed the account had been established by a person in Kansas. Other possibly fraudulent credit cards were found in Tyler’s car, the complaint states.

Tyler, who lists a Detroit address but told police she is homeless, later admitted trying to buy the merchandise fraudulently, according to the complaint.