BLOOOMINGTON (WEEK) - The Bloomington City Council will consider paying a cash settlement to an identity theft victim, who authorities now acknowledge was wrongfully arrested earlier this year.
The council is expected to vote Tuesday night whether to pay Lisa Gilmore $55,000 after she spent approximately 37 hours in jail.
In a report to the council, the city attorney said someone using Gilmore's name cashed fraudulent checks at a local currency exchange last October. Bloomington Police obtained a warrant for Gilmore's arrest, and she was taken into custody in another state in February.
"After her arrest, additional information was presented and it became clear that Ms. Gilmore was a victim of identity theft and had nothing to do with fraudulent activity," the city attorney's report also said.