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Grove City woman charged for impersonating sister during traffic stop

Submitted Mon, 03/03/2014 - 7:58pm by Andy Alm

VICTORY TWP. — If Pennsylvania State Police are to be believed, a Grove City woman thought she could get away with impersonating her own sister during a traffic stop, but it would appear the police have finally caught on to her.  State Police in Venango County back on November 5th, pulled over Angela Joleen Cogswell, of Grove City, as she was driving on Route 8 in Victory Township.  Although she provided no drivers’ license, she told officers she was Tanya Lynn Best, her sister.

A month later, Cogswell pleaded guilty to two traffic citations in her sister’s name.  This resulted in Best, who is from Rimersburg, losing driving privileges for six months.  The charges involved driving with a suspended registration and without financial responsibility information.

But on Friday, Police caught on to what Cogswell allegedly did.  She was taken into custody and arraigned on the following charges:

-Forgery Felony Three, 4 counts

-Tampering With Records or Identification Misdemeanor One, 2 counts

-Identity Theft Misdemeanor One, 2 counts

-Unsworn Falsification To Authorities Misdemeanor Two, 2 counts

-False Identification To Law Enforcement Misdemeanor Three

-Driving While Operating Privilege Suspended Or Revoked Summary

-Required Financial Responsibility Summary

-Operation Following Suspension Of Registration Summary

Cogswell was placed in Venango County Jail on $5,000 bail.

Arthur Clifton Ditty, Jr., of Grove City, PA was also taken into custody during the traffic stop and transported to Venango County Jail for a probation violation warrant.