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Carbon man cited for false ID count

Published March 19. 2012 05:02PM

A Carbon County man has been charged with false identification to law enforcement.

Nesquehoning police said Michael Serfass, 36, of 86 W. High St,. Apt. 2, Nesquehoning, has been charged following an incident that occurred about 1:30 a.m. on March 4.

Police said Officer Carl Breiner was investigating a possible harassment complaint and warning a male about wrongly using the 9-1-1 system to complain about a clerk at the borough's Turkey Hill store.

During the investigation Serfass provided multiple different spellings of his last name. When "no record" was found concerning his ID, he was warned multiple times that he would be charged since it was an investigation by police.

Breiner reported that Serfass continued to state his name was Michael Gifford. The investigation revealed his true identity. It was also learned that there was a active bench warrant for Serfass's arrest issued by the county court.

Serfass was placed under arrest and transported to the county prison where he was incarcerated on the outstanding warrant with the false ID charge filed at a later date.

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