Brickbat: Close Enough for Police Work


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Maria Elena Hernandez is out $2,000 to a bail bond company and $1,470 for a mandatory jail medical exam after being arrested by California Department of Insurance officers for insurance fraud. The woman cops were looking for gave her name as Maria Mercedes Hernandez. It took the cops more than two months to figure out they had the wrong woman even though they had a photograph of the woman they were looking for.