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Woman accused of giving a fake name at car accident last year


LOUISVILLE — Following her release from jail, a Monroe County woman was arrested for allegedly giving police a fake name more than a year ago following a car crash in Louisville.

State police on Tuesday charged Michele E. Reese, 44, of Penfield, with misdemeanor false personation.

On Feb. 19, 2013, troopers said, they responded to a car crash at the intersection of Route 37 and Andrews Street where Ms. Reese allegedly struck the vehicle of Patrick Brannen when he stopped for a red light. No injuries were reported. Troopers allege that at the time of the crash, Ms. Reese told them that her name was Michele Jullianni, which did not come up in their system. At that time, she was cited with following too closely and having no license.

In a following May 8 complaint, troopers said Ms. Reese’s ex-boyfriend, Michael Gleason, said that while he was moving her out of his 3 Church St., Massena, residence, he found miscellaneous pills and hypodermic needles. Troopers said they destroyed the needles and pills and no charges were lodged against Ms. Reese; however, on May 14 it came to light that Ms. Reese was the woman involved in the February car crash after looking at a photo and realized she was the same woman involved in the car crash.

A warrant was issued for her arrest on the false personation charge, but she was in Livingston County jail for a violation of probation at the time. Upon her release Tuesday, troopers picked her up on the warrant and took her to Massena, where she was processed, arraigned in Louisville Town Court and released on her own recognizance.

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