Grand Jury indicts man accused of using estranged girlfriend's address to get 2 driver's license, ID card

Suspect uncooperative when contacted by BMV investigator, authorities say.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jun 20, 2013

A Cuyahoga County grand jury has indicted a Cleveland man on 28 felony counts of forgery and 14 felony counts of tampering with records for using the address of a woman who had obtained a protective order against him to register and title vehicles and to obtain driver licenses and an Ohio Identification Card.

The indictment, returned on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, accuses Reginald D. Palmer, 48, of Cleveland, of using his estranged girlfriend's Cleveland address to obtain two driver's licenses and one state ID card and to register five vehicles and one vehicle title. Palmer’s girlfriend had obtained a restraining order for domestic violence against him in 2009.

Palmer was uncooperative when he was contacted by Cleveland BMV Investigator Chance Ferrell and told that he would have to correct the addresses on his license, registrations and title, informing Ferrell that he would not make the changes.

Palmer has previous convictions for theft, falsification, vandalism and domestic violence. He is scheduled to be arraigned on June 26 at 8:30 a.m.