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Mohamed Farah Jelle Arrested in Multnomah Oregon

Mohamed Farah Jelle was booked at 7:02 PM on Monday, November 2nd, 2020 by Portland Police, Other. Jelle was booked into Multnomah County Jail in Portland, Oregon.

Multnomah County Mugshots -  Mohamed Farah Jelle

The 41 year old male was arrested for suspicion of the below crimes:

  1. FORGERY I (C Felony)
  2. POSS FORG INST I (C Felony)
  3. IDENTITY THEFT (C Felony)
  4. IDENTITY THEFT (C Felony)
  5. IDENTITY THEFT (C Felony)
  6. IDENTITY THEFT (C Felony)

Bail has been set to $5,000 for Jelle which is listed as a 5 ft 8 in black male weighing approximately 145 lbs.

Mohamed Farah Jelle was arrested in Multnomah County Oregon and Mohamed Farah Jelle has a presumption of innocence which means that although the person was arrested, they are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Presumption of innocence” serves to emphasize that the prosecution has the obligation to prove each element of the offense beyond a reasonable doubt (or some other level of proof depending on the criminal justice system) and that the accused bears no burden of proof. For more information in presumption of innocence, wikipedia is a great place to start.

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Below are the Oregon laws which may relate to this arrest:


Forgery in the first degree.
(1) A person commits the crime of forgery in the first degree if the person violates ORS 165.007:(a) And the written instrument is or purports to be any of the following:
(A) Part of an issue of money, securities, postage or revenue stamps, or other valuable instruments issued by a government or governmental agency;
(B) Part of an issue of stock, bonds or other instruments representing interests in or claims against any property or person;
(C) A deed, will, codicil, contract or assignment;
(D) A check for $1,000 or more, a credit card purchase slip for $1,000 or more, or a combination of checks and credit card purchase slips that, in the aggregate, total $1,000 or more, or any other commercial instrument or other document that does or may evidence, create, transfer, alter, terminate or otherwise affect a legal right, interest, obligation or status; or
(E) A public record; or
(b) By falsely making, completing or altering, or by uttering, at least 15 retail sales receipts, Universal Product Code labels, EAN-8 labels or EAN-13 labels or a combination of at least 15 retail sales receipts, Universal Product Code labels, EAN-8 labels or EAN-13 labels.
(2) The value of single check or credit card transactions may be added together under subsection (1)(a)(D) of this section if the transactions were committed:
(a) Against multiple victims within a 30-day period; or
(b) Against the same victim within a 180-day period.
(3) Forgery in the first degree is a Class C felony. [1971 c.743 §153; 1993 c.680 §25; 2005 c.761 §1]
Criminal possession of a forged instrument in the first degree.
(1) A person commits the crime of criminal possession of a forged instrument in the first degree if, knowing it to be forged and with intent to utter same, the person possesses a forged instrument of the kind and in the amount specified in ORS 165.013 (1).(2) Criminal possession of a forged instrument in the first degree is a Class C felony. [1971 c.743 §155; 2005 c.761 §2]
Identity theft.
(1) A person commits the crime of identity theft if the person, with the intent to deceive or to defraud, obtains, possesses, transfers, creates, utters or converts to the person’s own use the personal identification of another person.(2) Identity theft is a Class C felony.
(3) It is an affirmative defense to violating subsection (1) of this section that the person charged with the offense:
(a) Was under 21 years of age at the time of committing the offense and the person used the personal identification of another person solely for the purpose of purchasing alcohol;
(b) Was under 18 years of age at the time of committing the offense and the person used the personal identification of another person solely for the purpose of purchasing tobacco products or inhalant delivery systems, as those terms are defined in ORS 431A.175; or
(c) Used the personal identification of another person solely for the purpose of misrepresenting the person’s age to gain access to a:
(A) Place the access to which is restricted based on age; or
(B) Benefit based on age.
(4) As used in this section:
(a) Another person means an individual, whether living or deceased, an imaginary person or a firm, association, organization, partnership, business trust, company, corporation, limited liability company, professional corporation or other private or public entity.
(b) Personal identification includes, but is not limited to, any written document or electronic data that does, or purports to, provide information concerning:
(A) A person’s name, address or telephone number;
(B) A person’s driving privileges;
(C) A person’s Social Security number or tax identification number;
(D) A person’s citizenship status or alien identification number;
(E) A person’s employment status, employer or place of employment;
(F) The identification number assigned to a person by a person’s employer;
(G) The maiden name of a person or a person’s mother;
(H) The identifying number of a person’s depository account at a financial institution or trust company, as those terms are defined in ORS 706.008, or a credit card account;
(I) A person’s signature or a copy of a person’s signature;
(J) A person’s electronic mail name, electronic mail signature, electronic mail address or electronic mail account;
(K) A person’s photograph;
(L) A person’s date of birth; and
(M) A person’s personal identification number. [1999 c.1022 §1; 2001 c.870 §3; 2007 c.583 §1; 2013 c.158 §34; 2015 c.158 §25]