WINFIELD – When people in West Virginia think of aliases, Jennifer Garner might first come to mind.
But a woman who recently was being sought for nonpayment of a car loan is giving the Charleston-raised actress a run for her money, having allegedly used at least 39 aliases and numerous addresses over the last few years.
In 2005, Huntington National Bank filed a lawsuit against Ramonica M. Clair aka Romonica Mack for nonpayment of a loan on a 2000 Mercedes Benz. On May 8, 2006, the bank was granted default judgment against Clair for $19,525.58 as of Sept. 16, plus accrued interest thereafter, post-judgment interest and costs.
So, the bank recently filed a motion to garnish the woman's wages.
But on Oct. 2, court documents show, Huntington National Bank's counsel -- Thomas H. Ewing -- received a call and fax from Capital City Auto Auction -- the employer listed on the loan application -- saying the information regarding the debtor did not match their information regarding the subject employee.
Court documents show that Ronda McDiffitt of Capital City said Clair said she was not the right person and had provided a Social Security card with the name of Ramona Lyn Mack, with a Kentucky driver's license that expired Dec. 17, 2005, in the name of Ramonica J. Mack and information indicating a change of address for Ramona Mack to Hurricane.
Thus, on Jan.16, the bank filed its Motion to Direct Payment of Wage Garnishment. It asks for an order directing Capital City Auto Auction to pay over to Huntington National Bank the wages and salary being held pursuant to a Suggestee Execution of Aug. 29, 2006. Capital City had been escrowing wages pending action by court.
But documents show that information gathered by the bank indicates they are the same person.
Records show that Jacqueline Yochus, a fraud investigator for the bank, found several Social Security numbers and aliases that had been or are being used by Ramonica M. Clair aka Ramonica Mack.
One Social Security number was found on the loan documents for the Mercedes by Ramonica Clair, while another was found on a different loan by Ramonica Mack.
In all, court documents show that 39 aliases were uncovered in an Experian search.
And the search also found more than a dozen addresses she had used. The locations range from locations in Putnam and surrounding counties to Logan and Mingo counties to addresses in Kentucky and Arizona.
Also, court documents show that the Kentucky driver's license – including the number and birthdate – submitted for the loan was the same as the one on file with Capital City. In fact, the same actual license submitted for the loan application was the one faxed from Capital City to the bank.
Additionally, a court affidavit of Victor Bonnett, a private process server hired by Kay Casto Chaney, showed that the woman also had a 2003 Jaguar in her possession in 2005.
A hearing on the wage garnishment issue had been scheduled. But that now is moot, according to Ewing.
A few days after the employer questioned the woman about the situation, Ewing said he was told she quit showing up for work at Capital City.
Linda Legg, a Putnam Circuit Clerk employee, said the woman has called the office a few times, always insisting she is not the person authorities are seeking. On the most recent call, Legg said, the woman said she now lives 700 miles away.
Putnam Circuit Court case number: 05-C-406