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Woman who posed as attorney during court proceedings booked into jail

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Posted at 3:01 PM, Dec 31, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-31 17:01:21-05

PARK CITY, Utah – A woman who presented herself as an attorney in several court proceedings has been booked into jail this week after it was discovered she wasn’t who she claimed to be.

According to a press release from Summit County Sheriff’s Office, a woman had appeared at several court proceedings in Summit and other counties and was fraudulently passing herself off as an attorney.

She most recently appeared in the Third District Court of Summit County on December 23, where she used the name Karla Stirling Fierro and bar #10799 to represent a suspect in a criminal proceeding. The woman signed documents in the case.

Attorney’s in Summit County were later notified the woman was not an attorney and was using the name and bar number of a licensed attorney, Karla Stirling. A subsequent investigation revealed the suspect’s true identity is Karla Cabo, age 29 of South Jordan. The woman is not an attorney.

The investigation determined that the actual Karla Stirling is in good standing with the Utah State Bar Association and is not associated with the fraud.

Police took Carbo into Custody Tuesday, and she was booked into the Summit County Jail. She was booked on one count of identity theft, two counts of forgery and one count of communications fraud.

The woman remains in the Summit County Jail on a $25,000 cash bail.