A pair of twins who tried to dupe a judge in a larceny case have doubled the trouble they now face. Yamahile Ortiz pleaded guilty to using a stolen credit card and was sentenced by New Britain Superior Court Judge Patrick J. Clifford to probation.
Soon after, the public defender came before Clifford with both Yamahile and her twin sister Yaricza, both 18.
Yamahile had a simple explanation why her sister stood in for her. "I had a final today," she said.
Clifford called the action a "fraud on the court," The Hartford Courant reported Saturday, quoting a court transcript of the hearing last Tuesday.
"Do you think this is funny? I don't know why you think it's funny," he told the twins.
November 17, 2005
Twins Face Double Trouble in Judge Scam
We've all heard of twins who took full advantage of the random luck of having a real-life identical stand-in during the growing-up years of their lives. I know some who used to pull the old switcheroo on exam day at school, and perhaps even on a date or two. But as far as I know they never tried to cover for each other in a court of law.