ID ID - Rae Allison Berwanger, 54, Sandpoint, 5 March 2019 *Roommate caught w/bank card

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  1. doodles1211

    doodles1211 Well-Known Member

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    Police say a northern Idaho man has been arrested for using the bank card of a woman who hasn’t been seen since early March.

    The Bonner County Daily Bee reports that Jordan Jarrad Law of Kelso Lake was arrested Wednesday. He is accused of having used a bank card belonging to his former girlfriend and roommate, 54-year-old Rae Allison Berwanger, in the days after her disappearance to withdraw $1,200.

    The newspaper says Berwanger was last seen by her brother on March 3 at Law’s home, and that she may have been intended to move to Washington state after a falling out with Law.

    Court records show that the 41-year-old Law told authorities he hadn’t seen Berwanger since selling her his car for $800. He told investigators he believed Berwanger went to Florida to visit her son or to Alaska to meet up with somebody she knew from social media. But police said surveillance footage showed him driving the car when he used the bank card to withdraw the money.
    Police: Man arrested for using bank card of missing woman

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    RAE ALLISON BERWANGER
    LAST DATE OF CONTACT : 3/5/19


    DOB : 5/4/65 HEIGHT : 5'06"
    GENDER : FEMALE WEIGHT : 170 lbs
    HAIR COLOR : BROWN EYE COLOR : GREEN
    RACE : WHITE

    CASE INFORMATION :
    FEMALE WAS LS DRIVING A WHITE 1992 PONTIAC GRAND AM WITH A RED HOOD - IDAHO LICENSE PLATE K631427, FAIR SKIN, SC ABDOMEN, AKA: ARNOLD,RAE ALLISON/KING,RAE ALLISON, GLASSES, TAT ABDOMEN, TAT L ANKL, TAT R SHLD


    IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION ABOUT THIS PERSON PLEASE CONTACT :
    BONNER COUNTY SO @ (208)263-8417
    IDAHO MISSING PERSONS CLEARINGHOUSE - RAE BERWANGER
     


  2. doodles1211

    doodles1211 Well-Known Member

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  3. PommyMommy

    PommyMommy #ShinelikeShanann

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    Mr. Law is certainly not the brightest bulb, is he? :confused:o_O

    From the article:

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    Law claimed to have found the Pontiac high-centered on a snowbank at the corner of Diagonal and Clagstone roads on March 7 and “leap-frogged” his vehicle and the Pontiac back to his home, a distance of 10 miles, court records indicate.

    However, investigators obtained surveillance camera footage from banks in Spirit Lake and Coeur d’Alene which showed Law made three $400 withdrawals using Berwanger’s debit card while driving the Pontiac on March 4, March 5 and March 6, which contradicted an earlier statement in which he said he hadn’t seen the vehicle between March 5-7. Law, the affidavit said, was confronted by detectives and admitted lying about the Pontiac but had no explanation for the fabrication.

    “He did not provide a reason for why he invented the story. Law stated the Pontiac had been in his possession the entire time,” Det. Matthew Wallace said in the affidavit.

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  4. PommyMommy

    PommyMommy #ShinelikeShanann

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    JUN 1, 2019
    Hearing is reset in case
    A Kelso Lake man accused of possessing a missing woman’s debit card waived his right Wednesday to a timely preliminary hearing in Bonner County Magistrate Court.

    Jordan Jarrad Law’s waiver resets the hearing, in which a judge determines if there’s sufficient evidence to justify a trial in 1st District Court, for June 12. Law is charged with criminal possession of a financial transaction card belonging to Rae Allison Berwanger, who was last seen on March 5.

    Criminal defendants in Idaho have the right to a preliminary hearing within 14 days of their arrest if they are in custody or 21 days if they aren’t. Law, who acted as his own counsel during Wednesday’s hearing, secured his release with a $30,000 surety bond on May 15, court records show.

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    JUN 14, 2019
    Hearing is reset in Law case
    A preliminary hearing has been reset for a Kelso Lake man accused of unlawfully possessing the debit card of a woman who has been missing since March.

    The case against Jordan Jarrad Law was set for a preliminary hearing on Wednesday, but is being pushed back until July 3 because he recently retained private counsel who needs time to review discovery materials in the case.

    Law, 41, is free on a $30,000 surety bond while the case is pending.

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  5. margarita25

    margarita25 I like taking naps with my dog

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    (I am amazed by how many cases I see where the “roommate” uses the mp’s debit card.)
     
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  6. margarita25

    margarita25 I like taking naps with my dog

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    “Jordan Jarrad Law remains held at the Bonner County Jail while awaiting a preliminary hearing on the felony charge, according to court documents. Law is accused of unlawfully using a financial transaction card belonging to Rae Allison Berwanger in the days after her disappearance to withdraw $1,200 from the woman’s account.”

    Any SM on this perp?
     
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  7. modesty blaise

    modesty blaise Well-Known Member

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    Wow!he lies like a rug.o_O

    The mother goose tales are not even believable.
     
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  8. PommyMommy

    PommyMommy #ShinelikeShanann

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    JUL 14, 2019
    Hearing reset Law case
    A preliminary hearing is again being reset in the case against a Kelso Lake man who fraudulently used a bank card belonging to a woman who hasn’t been seen in more than four months.

    The hearing was set for earlier this month, but was rescheduled for July 31 to provide Jordan Jerrad Law’s defense counsel additional time to review evidence and prepare for the proceeding, according to records filed in 1st District Court.

    [...]

    Berwanger moved into Law’s home earlier this year, after being asked to leave a different Kelso Lake Road home due to excessive drinking and disagreements with one of the homeowners, court records indicate.

    Law told investigators that he hadn’t seen Berwanger since selling her his Pontiac Grand Am for $800 and suspected she used the vehicle to go to Florida to visit her son or to Alaska to meet up with somebody she met online, a probable cause affidavit said. He claimed he hadn’t seen the vehicle since March 7, when he claimed to have found it high-centered on a snowbank at Clagstone and Diagonal roads.

    However, bank surveillance cameras captured images of Law using the bank card to make a three $400 withdrawals in Coeur d’Alene and Spirit Lake on March 4-6, which contradicted his claim. Law, the affidavit said, could not explain why he fabricated the story about happening upon the vehicle.
     
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    SEP 20, 2019
    Hearing waived in bank card case
    [...]

    Jordan Jarrad Law’s plea hearing comes after nearly a half-dozen defense postponements of a preliminary hearing, where the state would have had to demonstrate that it possessed enough evidence to justify trying Law on a charge of unlawful use of a financial transaction card belonging to Rae Allison Berwanger, who has been listed as a missing person since early March.

    Counsel for Law ultimately opted not to contest the state’s case in Bonner County Magistrate Court and waived his right to a preliminary hearing last month, setting the stage for his arraignment in 1st District Court on Oct. 7. Law is free on a $30,000 surety bond while the case is pending.

    Law, 41, has not been formally named as a suspect in the disappearance of Berwanger.

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  10. TatianaBarbie

    TatianaBarbie Well-Known Member

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    I couldn't find his FB, but I found Allison's:

    Rae Allison Berwanger

    I was hoping that he would be linked to her page, or that he commented or liked a post, but no luck there.
     
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  11. TatianaBarbie

    TatianaBarbie Well-Known Member

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    Here is Jordan Law's info on VINE:

    VINELink

    "JORDAN JARRAD LAW
    Court Record
    Age 41
    Gender Male
    Date of Birth Oct 07, 1977
    Case Number CR09191588
    Case StatusOpen
    DispositionActive
    Disposition Date May 16, 2019

    COURT EVENTS
    Event Date and Time Oct 07, 2019 08:30 AM MDT
    Event Status Scheduled
    Event Type Hearing
    Event Location Bonner County Courthouse
    215 South 1st Avenue
    Sandpoint, ID 83864
    (208) 265-1432

    Event Date and Time Aug 21, 2019 01:30 PM MDT
    Event Status Scheduled
    Event Type Preliminary Hearing
    Event Location Bonner County Courthouse
    215 South 1st Avenue
    Sandpoint, ID 83864
    (208) 265-1432"

    In case the above link doesn't work, just go to the search page and enter his name:

    VINELink

    I just searched for offender/defendant, Idaho, by name, and Jarod Law. I also checked the box for show photo, but there was none. I can't find his photo anywhere yet.
     
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  12. LotsaLatte

    LotsaLatte Well-Known Member

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    I just went to her facebook and he's on her friends list. Maybe worth a look o_O
     
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  13. TatianaBarbie

    TatianaBarbie Well-Known Member

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    He is there! Thank you for finding that! I had first looked for a "Jordan Law in Idaho," and couldn't find a page for him, so I just read Rae's FB feed, and she never mentioned him. I forgot to look at her friends list, but I'm glad you did! IMO, it looks like they really were roommates after reading both of their FB pages.
     
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    LotsaLatte Well-Known Member

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    Thank you TatianaB for finding Rae's to begin with :)
    I am not finding any updates as far as searches, etc. I hope she is found :(
     
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    TatianaBarbie Well-Known Member

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    I hope she is found too.
     
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    ADKGemini Well-Known Member

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    She has been added to NamUs: The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)

    Also in Charley Project: Rae Allison Berwanger – The Charley Project

    Details of Disappearance
    Berwanger was last seen at her residence in Priest River, Idaho on March 5, 2019. She has never been heard from again.

    In May 2019, Jordan Jarrad Law was arrested on charges of bank fraud and lying to police. He allegedly used Berwanger's debit card to withdraw $1,200 from her account, in $400 increments, in the day after her disappearance. He was her former boyfriend and roommate, and Berwanger was last seen by her brother at Law's home.

    Law told police he hadn't seen Berwanger since he sold her his car, a white 1992 Pontiac Grand Am with a red hood and the Idaho license plate number K631427, for $800. He stated he thought she might have gone to Florida to visit her son, or to Alaska to meet someone she knew from online, However, surveillance footage showed he was driving the car he said he sold to Berwanger when he may the withdrawals from her bank account between March 4 and March 6.

    According to Law, he sold Berwanger the Pontiac on March 4 and she paid him that night. The next day, both she and the car had disappeared from his property. He said that he found it again on March 7, high-center in the snow abandoned at the corner of Diagonal and Clagstone west of Silverwood Theme Park. This is ten miles from his residence. He took it home at this time. When the police confronted Law with the surveillance video showing him driving the car on the days Berwanger supposedly had it, he admitted he had lied and that the car had been in his possession the entire time period, but didn't explain why he lied.

    Investigators stated Law is a person of interest in Berwanger's case. It's uncharacteristic of her to leave without warning; she normally spoke with friends and family on a daily basis. Her disappearance remains unsolved.
     
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  17. GraceG

    GraceG Well-Known Member

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    Bumping for Rae.
     

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