Published DateLACONIA — The alertness of a Belknap County Deputy Sheriff led to the apprehension on Monday morning of woman wanted for a parole violation and a bench warrant in New Hampshire as well as a warrant for forgery in Louisiana.
Francina Olivia Race, 49, of 131 Lake Street was arrested on the outstanding charges as well as charged with driving after suspension, disobeying an officer and misuse of plates. Following her arraignment in 4th Circuit Court, Laconia Division yesterday she was held without bail in the Belknap County Jail.
Deputy Justin Blanchette spotted a vehicle on Lake Street bearing license plates registered to another vehicle and subsequently stopped the vehicle in the parking lot at Lowe's in Gilford. Although Race initially gave Blanchette a false name then attempted to use her mother's name and date of birth, he quickly identified her and found her driver's license was suspended. He also discovered the parole violation, the electronic bench warrant from the 6th Circuit Court, Concord Division and the warrant issued by Shreveport, Louisiana for felony level forgery.
Louisiana authorities have confirmed they will have her extradited to face prosecution for forgery.