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Woman of many names sentenced for deception
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A woman with a number of aliases who had been posing as another person has been granted probation for attempted forgery.
The woman, identified as Deeana Deluca on the court docket, was given an 11-month, 29-day probationary sentence by Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley on the charge of attempted forgery. She must also pay $500 plus costs.
The woman was arrested under the name Deeann Lynne Gray, but is also known as Deeana Santiago, Deeana Deluca and just Deeann Gray. She was sentenced under the name Deeana Deluca.
Police first suspected something was amiss with Deluca when the ID she provided police after she was stopped for doing an illegal U-turn showed her to be 63.
“She was nervous,” observed McMinnville Police Sgt. Ben Cantrell. “I believe the date of birth on the driver license she provided was older than her true age.”
When confronted, she broke down and admitted her birth name was Deanna Deluca and she was really just 49. She then told the officer the story of how she became Deeann Lynn Gray.
“She stated she had stolen the identity of Deeann Gray, who was a resident of Colorado,” the sergeant reported. “She had her name legally changed to Deeann Gray in Connecticut by using Ms. Gray’s identity documents.”
After fraudulently changing her name, she went on to live a double life.
“She had obtained two different Tennessee identifications using two different Social Security numbers and two different dates of birth,” Cantrell noted, adding he figured out her motivation in getting the second identity. “She obtained a second identity because her Tennessee driver license was suspended.”