WEAKLEY COUNTY (August 11) — One suspect was arrested and a second suspect is sought in connection with an identity theft case in Weakley County.
According to Weakley County Sheriff’s Investigator Captain Randall McGowan, in October 2019, the identity of a Weakley County woman was used by two women in Shelby County, Tennessee, and Hot Springs, Arkansas, to obtain merchandise and cash.
Weakley County Sheriff’s investigators obtained vehicle tags and other evidence and discovered one of the alleged perpetrators is Toni Gibson, who resides somewhere in Memphis, Tennessee.
Because the crimes occurred outside of Weakley County, investigators from the Tennessee Highway Patrol assisted in solving the case.
On Tuesday, August 11, 2020, investigators from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department executed a search warrant at Gibson’s house, located in southeast Shelby County, and recovered evidence linking Gibson to the theft of the Weakley County woman’s identity, along with other Shelby County cases. The report states Gibson had almost 100 fake drivers licenses.
THP investigators will charge Gibson in Shelby County with numerous crimes related to the Weakley County victim.
McGowan states, when identified, the second female will also be charged.