CIRCUIT COURT: Powell pleads guilty to I.D. deception

COLUMBIA CITY — A Florida woman who once lived in Whitley County pleaded guilty to identity deception in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday.Rachelle Powell, who formerly resided in Larwill, pleaded guilty as part of a plea arrangement. The deal included a suspended sentence of 1.5 years for the Class D felony charge.Whitley County Circuit Court Judge James Heuer said the Class D felony could be changed to a Class A misdemeanor if Powell served her probation well.A count of forgery, a Class C felony, was dismissed. Powell pleaded guilty to signing her ex-husband’s name to a loan modification on a home once owned by both of them. To read the rest of this story, see the April 25 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook and twitter.