Hayward Man Gets Felony Charge for Using Another Person's Name During Traffic Stop
A Hayward man has been charged in Sawyer County Circuit Court with Identity Theft – Avoidance for intentionally using someone else’s personal information to avoid the criminal process without that person’s authorization.
Jordan Peiffer, 24, faces six years in prison and a fine not to exceed $10,000 for the incident that occurred during a traffic stop on Oct. 17, 2017.
According to the criminal complaint, a Sawyer County deputy was dispatched to meet with a man who claimed someone used his son’s name during a traffic stop the deputy had conducted on Oct. 17. The deputy met with the father and viewed a photo of the son who the ticket was issued to, and confirmed the person was not who the deputy had pulled over.
The deputy reported that he had looked up in-house records to find information on who the passenger was in the vehicle, and in those records, the deputy was able to discover who was listed as the passenger’s boyfriend, Jordan Peiffer.
According to the complaint, the deputy had photos printed of Peiffer and the deputy immediately recognized him as the driver. The deputy reported that he remembered the tattoo on his neck of two praying hands.
According to Wisconsin CCAP records, Peiffer appeared was in custody and appeared in court via video from the Sawyer County Jail on Oct. 23 on misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property. He was ordered not to have contact with his girlfriend and released on a $2,500 signature bond.
Peiffer then failed to appear for his initial appearance on Nov. 28 and a warrant was issued. He was taken into custody on Dec. 5, and appeared in court on Dec. 6. His bond was reinstated at $2,500 but with a $200 cash bond added. His court appearance was set for Jan. 23, 2018, at 2:30 p.m., the same date as his felony Identity Theft charge.
On Jan. 12, two misdemeanor charges of resisting or obstructing an officer and two misdemeanor bail jumping charges were filed against Peiffer, and on Tuesday, Jan. 16, Peiffer failed to appear in court and a warrant was issued for his arrest.