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Stolen Tractor Recovered After Four Month Investigation

A sophisticated scheme involving forgery, counterfeiting, false impersonation and theft led to the arrest of a Sacramento woman Thursday evening. Grass Valley Police Sgt. Steve Johnson says because of solid detective work a stolen Kubota tractor valued at over 50,000 dollars has been returned to Hills Flat Lumber. Johnson says the bizzare set of events began in late September.
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When attempting to track down the renter it was discovered she had used false ID to rent the equipment and it was not possible to identify the suspect. However, in late December, the suspect returned to Grass Valley and attempted to purchase some gas and food using a counterfeit 100 dollar bill.
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The police identified the suspect as Kimberly Ferguson and obtained a search warrant for her residence and found of illegal items that led to further investigation.
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With assistance from the local highway patrol, the tractor was located and returned to Hills Flat Lumber.
On Thursday, Ferguson was charged with false impersonation, creating false IDs, using counterfeit money, felony embezzlement, burglary, and altering identification numbers on the tractor. Ferguson will face additional charges in Mendocino County for selling the tractor and other activity.

1 Comment

April 17, 2013

Kim Ferguson

I haven't had a chance to let the people at Hills Flatt, and anyone else I affected,know just how sorry I am for the immense inconvenience and financial burden I created when I did what I did. Times were hard, but that's no excuse. Now, times are even harder because of the bad decisions I made. I hope I was able to get your property back to you. I'm taking responsibility for my actions, hopefully I'll be able to keep my job to pay everyone back.
From the bottom of my heart, I do apologise and if there's anything I can do, please, feel free to contact me. Thank you.
K. Ferguson

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