Crime Makeovers: 1 … by Alice B. Clagett

Revised 17 April 2017 and 15 April 2018

  • Can Criminals Change Their Race?
  • Is It Possible for Criminals to Hack and Change Mugshots in Law Enforcement Databases?
  • Fake Dates of Birth
  • Height Enhancement Through Surgery
  • Faked Weight Change
  • Can Criminals Change Their Gender?
  • Can Fingerprints Be Altered?
  • Height-Enhancing Surgery to Prevent Law Enforcement from Automatically Matching Up Criminal Records
  • Face Transplants and Implants for Identity Change

Dear Ones,

I did a survey of the Durango, Colorado, sex offender database in 2015 (1) … Back then, there were lots of snapshots of male African Americans. As far as I know, the African-American population of Durango is nearly zero. I wondered, what gives? Could it be that there are Caucasian sex offenders masquerading as black people?

Can Criminals Change Their Race?

Answer is yes, it seems. Here’s an article about a type of face mask that fooled law enforcement into arresting a black man for a bank heist; later they discovered the error and arrested a Caucasian suspect:

LInk: “SPFX: How a crook can look like a black man!”…/face-mask-thats-so-good… ..

Is It Possible for Criminals to Hack and Change Mugshots in Law Enforcement Databases?

Then just recently I checked the Durango sex offender database, and it showed almost only Latino people … and there are few Latino people in Durango proper.

Huh! Could there be a master hacker accessing the law enforcement database at night, maybe as a janitor or maintenance person? Hypothetically?

While I have no answer here, I do have a lead. I saw a photo of a person by a particular name, under the jurisdiction of the La Plata County, Colorado, Sheriff’s office … Apparently he was convicted 13 September 2004 in Alabama of sexual assault on a child.

Then I found a person by the same name, charged with sexual assault on a child, 13 September 2004 … This person looked similar to the man in the La Plata County photo, but parted his hair differently, and his face was thinner.

What gives, I wonder? Could this be evidence of hacking or tampering with the Colorado law enforcement sexual offender database? Or maybe an attempt by two crooks to confuse the public? Or maybe it’s simply evidence of occasional steroid use by one person?

Fake Dates of Birth

In searching through criminal files for Colorado, I came across one man who had 4 different names,  very different hairdos, and slightly different dates of birth (DOB, as it’s called). Yet he had the same sorts of criminal offenses in each of the four records.

So, I’m guessing that criminals may alter their dates of birth, as well as their names and ‘dos’, so that their criminal records are less easily compiled in Law Enforcement databases?

Height Enhancement Through Surgery

During my 2015 perusal of the Durango, Colorado, sexual offender database, one thing I noticed was that there were 18 men of varying weights, but all of them were about 5′ 10″ in height, which was quite a large proportion of the total number of people listed.

And there was another, smaller cluster of men about 6′ 1″ in height, which seemed to me to be exceedingly odd.

Suppose incorrect photos were put into these files, and the rest of the statistics weren’t altered … Would that point to 2 perps working overtime in the Durango area, one about 5′ 10″ tall, and one about 6′ 1″ tall?

Or might it be one perp with height enhancement surgery? Looks like that’s a possibility: See “New York Man Grows 6 Inches Through Surgery,” ABC News, ..

Faked Weight Change

Then I wondered about variations in weight in the 2015 Durango sex offender database, maybe 40 to 85 pounds of difference. I wondered, can this by any chance be achieved with a body suit? The answer is, yes, according to Wikipedia:

“Fatsuits may also be used to impart the experience of being obese to the wearer, not just the appearance of obesity to their audience. The suit in this case is weighted, as well as padded. Where the intention is to impart the experience of being seen as fat in a community, its appearance must also be realistic and so a fatsuit rather than just a weight belt is needed. Several celebrities noted for their slimness have worn such garments and recorded their, and others’, reactions as documentary of social attitudes to weight….” … CC BY 3.0

Can Criminals Change Their Gender?

This was my next question. Yes again … Breast augmentation is one way to appear to change gender. See “Breast Augmentation,” Wikipedia, ..

Aside from surgery, it looks like there are more conservative ways. This I found by searching Google Shopping under “Crossdress” …

LInk:* ..

And there are other forms of identity-changing surgery:

Can Fingerprints Be Altered?

Criminals sometimes alter their fingerprints …

Link:  “FB Warns About Altered Fingerprints,” ..

Height-Enhancing Surgery to Prevent Law Enforcement from Automatically Matching Up Criminal Records

Height can be changed through surgery; it looks like as many as 6 inches can be gained through surgery. Maybe this kind of operation would prevent computer matching of criminal records in a law enforcement database. See:

Face Transplants and Implants for Identity Change

I can think of two kinds of face surgery to prevent detection of one’s criminal history. See …

Link: “Changing identity – face transplant ethics,” by Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, ..

Link: “Chin Surgery,” by American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Inc, ..


Well, questions here, and no answers.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

See also: “Community Health: Cults That Kill,” by Alice,


(1) Regretfully, the link I had for that database … … is no longer active; I guess too much time has gone by.

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crime, identity change, law enforcement, sex offender, sexual molester, sexual molestation, criminals, social issues, crime makeover, La Plata County, Colorado, wild west, crossdressing,

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