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Police: Fraud Suspect Arrested After Chase

6:13 AM, Oct 25, 2012   |    comments
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Police say a woman already facing charges in a major fraud case led officers officers on a chase Wednesday that ended when she crashed into a pole.

A police news release says 31-year-old Yolanda King faces several charges, including driving under the influence of drugs.

In June, Macon police charged King with five counts of identity fraud and one probation violation. Police charged four other people in the case, which they say involved money laundering, forged checks and tax fraud.

The  chase began around 12:40 p.m. near the corner of Broadway and Oglethorpe Street in Macon.

The news release says a officer saw a car pass by with two occupants not wearing seat belts. The officer also recognized the passenger-- King -- as having a warrant for threatening a witness.

When the officer flipped on his blue lights, the driver of the 1998 Lincoln Town Car stopped and ran away.

Police say King slid into the driver's seat and drove off.

She struck a telephone pole at Third and Edgewood, then tried to run off before the officer caught up with her, police say.

King was taken to the Medical Center of Central Georgia for treatment. Police say she will be charged with DUI (drugs), eluding, obstruction and not wearing a seat belt.

Macon police say this will be King's 18th arrest dating back to 1998.

Police spokeswoman Jami Gaudet could not say if King is suspected of threatening a witness in the June fraud case.

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