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Identity thief posts bail, goes missing

Jan 10, 2012 Karen Umpierre

Identity thief posts bail, goes missing
A fugitive in Portland, Oregon, convicted of multiple identity theft charges recently skipped out on the last day of his trial, KPTV reports.
 Timothy Lepesh, who had committed numerous computer-based crimes using false identity authentication, was able to post bail hours before the closing arguments for his trial were to begin. He had been incarcerated since November 21. A judge issued a warrant for his arrest one day later, attaching a $1 million bond. The trial was still allowed to move forward without Lepesh because no more witnesses needed to be called. According to his police report, Lepesh was on trial for arrests in both November and July. Charges include forgery, attempted theft, identity theft, aggravated identity theft and multiple parole violations. The Oregonian reported that Lepesh has been in trouble with the law for at least the last four years. He was involved in high speed chase in 2007, which eventually led to police discovering "piles" of stolen credit cards, checkbooks and credit reports. Police believe Lepesh is still in the Portland metro area.