Woman Involved in Assault of Uber Driver Arrested for Identity Theft in Las Vegas

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Las Vegas authorities arrested a woman who was involved in an alleged assault on an Uber driver after officials said she tried to use a fake ID to withdraw funds from a bank account illegally.

The suspect, 24-year-old Malaysia King, now has ID theft charges in Nevada included with her legal issues. The woman was arrested on March 9 after officials caught her trying to get money from a Bank of America branch using a fake ID accompanied by a man.

Identity Theft

On the day of the incident, at around 3:00 p.m., the Bank of America near Rancho Drive and Charleston Boulevard called Metro Police. Officers who responded to the scene arrested a man, who was later identified as David Lewis, and King, for illegally using a fake ID to try and take possession of a bank account and its financial contents.

Bank personnel noticed the IDs that Lewis and King used were fake and immediately notified law enforcement. The arrest document wrote that Lewis said “he was coached by King on what to say with bank personnel to complete the transfer.”

Previously, King was charged with assault for her involvement in an incident involving an Uber driver on March 7. In that incident, three women, including King, rode as passengers on Subhakar Khadka’s vehicle, two of whom were not wearing face masks.

King was charged with assault with a caustic chemical, assault and battery conspiracy, and violation of the health safety code. Another woman, 24-year-old Arna Kimiai, revealed she planned to turn herself into San Francisco authorities through her legal counsel. However, authorities have already issued an arrest warrant for the suspect, CBS Local reported.

While the Uber driver alleged he was assaulted by the three women and shared video footage of the incident on social media, Kimiai later uploaded a video from her perspective from the passenger seat behind Khadka. She claimed the driver tried to force the three to get off the car in the middle of the freeway.

Danielle Joyce Ong

Danielle is a local journalist with a passion for exploring stories related to crime and politics. When Danielle isn't busy writing or reading, she is usually exploring the great outdoors and all the hiking trails in the Bay.

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