BANGOR, Maine — Police stopped a woman driving a white Mustang on First Street Sunday afternoon. The driver gave another woman’s name but messed up on the date of birth, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said.
“It was like a month off,” he said.
Rachel Doughty, 35, who is a transient and was out on bail, was being questioned about the lie by Officer Tim Shaw when he noticed a tattoo on her calf that included her last name, according to Edwards.
Doughty immediately was arrested for violating her bail conditions by lying about her identity. Shaw and Officer Kevin MacLaren then learned that Doughty also was wanted for questioning in the theft of a laptop computer on Saturday.
When Doughty’s passenger removed his bag from the trunk of the Mustang, police saw a laptop and charger that matched the description of the items reported stolen on Saturday. After determining the laptop was the stolen computer, Doughty was charged with theft, Edwards said.
The laptop was reported stolen about 2 p.m. Saturday by a man who said he was at a friend’s house and plugged in the computer, then went to the store. He returned to find it missing, Edwards said.
Police took Doughty to Penobscot County Jail and returned the laptop to the victim on Sunday, the sergeant said. Doughty remained in jail on Monday afternoon, a jail official said.