Memphis woman impersonates sister during police investigation

30-year-old Taleshia Baskerville was charged with criminal impersonation after falsely identifying herself as a victim named Terica Dickerson, who is her sister. Further investigation revealed Baskerville to have an active warrant for theft of merchandise occurring in November of 2019.

On June 7th, Officers Spangenberger and Hampton were dispatched to 4971 Melanie Avenue in response to an automobile theft. Upon arrival, law enforcement began to investigate suspects involved in the incident. One of the women, Taleshia Baskerville, gave incorrect information regarding her identity. Baskerville claimed to be a victim under the alias of Terica Dickerson, who was noted to be Baskerville’s sister. The woman’s true identity was revealed from the father of Baskerville’s child.

Taleshia Baskerville (SCSO)
Taleshia Baskerville (SCSO)

After obtaining Baskerville’s true moniker, her name was run through the National Crime and Information Center. The NCIC disclosed that Baskerville had a warrant for her arrest from November of 2019. According to the November affidavit, Baskerville swiped $86 worth of merchandise from a Family Dollar located on 2920 Lamar Ave in Memphis. Baskerville fled the scene in a Toyota Camry but was identified by a store employee in a photographic lineup nearly a month later.

Taleshia Baskerville was arrested and charged with criminal impersonation. Her bond was set at $2,000.

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