For Orange County's Savannah Rose Wofford, December apparently is not a good month.
In Dec. 2010, she was arrested following a federal grand jury indictment for illegally possessing approximately 40 social security cards, credit card numbers and bank account numbers that did not belong to her while already being on probation for other crimes.
According to federal records, Wofford--a single mother who grew up with abusive parents and now has a lengthy criminal rap sheet--hoped to convert the information into cash to supplement an illicit drug habit involving mostly methamphetamine and cocaine.
She initially pleaded not guilty, but confessed in June 2011 to a relatively sympathetic U.S. District Court Judge James V. Selna, who sentenced her to time already served (six months), a small fine, six months in a residential drug program and three years of probation.
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But last week on the day after Christmas, Selna's generosity didn't payoff. Wofford was arrested again for violating the terms of her probation, according to court records.
On Dec. 27 inside the Ronald Reagan Federal Courthouse in Santa Ana, federal magistrate Judge Robert N. Block ordered the woman, who was born in 1980, to remain in the custody of U.S. Marshals without bail.
No date has been set for a future hearing.