Angela Zambai Changes Plea In Document Tampering Case
A Casper woman is acknowledging prosecutors have enough evidence and testimony, in a case where she's accused of tampering documents on a vehicle that she sold.
Angela Zambai entered an Alford Plea to one charge of fraudulently altering a certificate or title.
Investigators say in January 2012, they were contacted by a car dealership owner, who had purchased a vehicle from Zambai.
Upon further inspection of the vehicle title with the Natrona County Clerk’s Office, a discrepancy was discovered in the mileage on the odometer, and that it was off by 250,000 miles.
The clerk’s office also said that the title appeared to have been altered, and that the last digit of the odometer reading was missing.
Investigators were able to contact several previous owners of the vehicle and obtain records to back up the discrepancy claim.
When interviewed, Zambai said she was a messy person and that she accidentally cut the title with scissors.
When she purchased the vehicle, she said she didn't pay attention to the documents involved and didn’t check the mileage herself.
As part of a plea deal, prosecutors will seek first time offender status for Zambai, which means she will have to complete a probation term in order to have the charge dismissed from her criminal record.
Zambai is free on bond and will be sentenced at a later date.