Livingston County Sheriff's Office Photograph Jonelle M. Given

LIVONIA – A Monroe County woman is facing felony charges in connection with forged license plates and an inspection certificate, reports the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office.

The investigation began April 24 when deputies responded to the area of Cadyville Road in the town of Livonia for the report of suspicious vehicles on the property of a business during closed hours.

One of the vehicle operators was identified as Jonelle M. Given, 44, of Hamlin. During the investigation, Given was found to allegedly be in possession of two forged vehicle registration plates and a forged vehicle inspection certificate, the Sheriff’s Office said.

A records check also revealed that Given’s New York driver’s license had been suspended. The investigation determined that Given had driven to the business, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Given was charged with two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, a class D felony; and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation.

Given was transported to Livingston County Jail and turned over to Central Booking deputies for processing.

During a search before entering the facility, deputies found drug paraphernalia hidden on Given, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Given was additionally charged with second-degree promoting prison contraband.

Given was given appearance tickets to answer the charges at a later date in Livonia Town Court as the offenses did not qualify for arraignment or bail under the state Justice Reform Act.

Deputy Martin Herkimer and Sgt. Joseph Breu of the Patrol Division handled the initial investigation and arrest. Deputy Alicia Pritchard, Corp. Joshua Daly, and Corp. Matthew Romanowski of the Jail Division handled the additional investigation and arrest at the Jail.

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