Woman jailed says she gave cops fake name to avoid ‘Christmas in jail’

Sonya Tucholski, Montgomery County Jail
Sonya Tucholski, Montgomery County Jail

Dayton woman who gave police a fake name "because she did not want to spend Christmas in jail," is now in Montgomery County Jail.

Sonya L. Tucholski, 43, was a passenger in a vehicle stopped on Linden Avenue for failure to use a turn signal around 12:48 a.m. Dec. 21.

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While officers were trying to identify the vehicle occupants, Tucholski told officers she didn't know her social security number and instead gave the officer a first and last name and date of birth, according to the police report.

When police couldn't find her in the database, Tucholski then said she had spelled her last name wrong. Again, Dayton officers could not locate the woman's identity in the LEADS database.

Then she told officers she had given them the wrong last name and gave them a new married last name, the report reads.

The woman was not able to give her accurate age to officers.

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Tucholski later admitted she had lied and gave her real name and social security number. The woman had three outstanding warrants and was taken to jail.

The woman told officers the original name she gave is her “best friend and they have memorized each other’s names and date of births,” the police report reads.

“Sonya stated she did not tell me what her name was because she did not want to spend Christmas in jail,” the officer’s narrative reads.

Tucholski is now on jail of charges of falsification, obstruction of justice and warrants including failure to appear.