Netflix 'Jailbirds' star Megan Hawkins arrested after trying to open bank account using fake ID
A woman from California, who featured on the Netflix show 'Jailbirds', was reportedly arrested for allegedly using someone else's identification in an attempt to open a bank account. The Netflix show chronicles the lives of women in the Sacramento County Jail.
Elk Grove police were called to a bank on Friday where the woman, identified as Megan Hawkins, also known as "Monster" on the series, allegedly attempted to open a checking and savings account using an ID which did not belong to her, according to CBS13 reports.
Bank officials, while talking to authorities about the incident, said that one of their employees recognized Hawkins from the show.
Elk Grove Police Department's Officer Jason Jimenez said: "She has some pretty identifiable tattoos so they recognized her automatically."
The police department took to its official page to narrate the incident, writing: "On Friday, officers responded to a call regarding a suspicious circumstance at a bank in the 9100 block of Bruceville Road. The bank told our call taker that a female was inside the bank trying to open a checking and savings account with an identification card, not in her name. The bank became suspicious and called us after a witness recognized the female as Megan “Monster” Hawkins from the Netflix show Jailbirds. "
Reports state that Hawkins left the bank before officers arrived, however, she was soon found by officers near the building and was detained.
Police later determined that the vehicle Hawkins was traveling in was allegedly stolen.
Authorities, while searching the vehicle, allegedly found multiple credit cards belonging to different people and a controlled substance, according to reports.
Jail records state that Hawkins was arrested for multiple charges, including possession of a stolen vehicle, unlawful use of personal identifying information and violation probation. She was reportedly taken to Sacramento Main Jail. 'Jailbirds' is being filmed in the same prison.
Hawkins' attorney information was not available and it was not immediately clear whether she has entered a plea.
The suspect, while speaking to CBS Sacramento, said that she is innocent: "Because I’m on the Netflix documentary I feel it’s the perfect opportunity for them to like really slap the book at me. And that’s what I’m nervous about.”
She is expected to be back in court on Tuesday.