Arrest warrants have been issued for a Brooklyn, Ohio, woman who tried to elude a drug offense by using a false name that belongs to a woman who has a protection order against her, police said.

Stacy Nagy, 29, is wanted for forgery and identity theft and probably will face additional charges, said Detective Sgt. Kathy Leasure of the Bay Village Police Department. Nagy was originally arrested for a drug offense when police stopped a car for a traffic offense at 12:40 a.m. June 22 at Cahoon and Aberdeen roads. The driver was given a warning, but police discovered the passenger had a crack pipe and arrested her for possession of drug paraphernalia, Leasure said. When police asked her name, Nagy posed as a Parma woman who has a protection order against her through the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department.

When Nagy did not show for a July hearing in Rocky River Municipal Court for the drug paraphernalia offense, an arrest warrant for failure to appear in court was issued. But when a Bay Village police dispatcher attempted to enter the new information, it didn’t match fingerprints and other data in the system.

Leasure and the dispatcher then began checking and found they matched Nagy. The identity theft and forgery offenses stem from Nagy attempting to pass herself off as another woman. When the case is presented to a Cuyahoga County grand jury, law enforcement officials will also present the drug paraphernalia charge and an obstruction charge for giving police false information.

“She made a definite attempt to try and get out of any other charges by using the other woman’s name” Leasure said, noting that Nagy has a long criminal history. Nagy has used other names previously, Leasure said.

Nagy has prior convictions in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court for possession of drugs, falsification, receiving stolen property, theft, forgery and burglary from 2008 to 2017.

Contact this reporter at assoceditor@westlifenews.com or 440-871-5797.

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