Busted: Texas Woman With Anti-Trump Decal On Truck Was Arrested For Fraud

Matt Vespa
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Posted: Nov 17, 2017 6:30 PM
Busted: Texas Woman With Anti-Trump Decal On Truck Was Arrested For Fraud

The Texas woman who gained attention for her anti-Trump decal was paid a visit by the local sheriff’s department on a fraud charge. Karen Fonseca of Fort Bend County, Texas decided to slap on a decal to her truck that reads, “F**k Trump and f**k you for voting for him.” Yes, it’s another example of people who are still broken over the 2016 election, but the attention it garnered also caught the eye of law enforcement. Last night, she posted bond after being arrested on the fraud charge and released from jail. Sheriff Troy Nehls posted on Facebook for the owner of the truck, or anyone who knows the owner, to come forward, as he was getting phone calls about it. The local prosecutor’s office claiming this decal meets the threshold for a disorderly conduct charge. The anti-Trump decal has been on her truck for over a year (via KHOU.com):


The owner of the truck with a "F__k Trump" sticker was released from jail Thursday night after her husband posted her bond.

Mike Fonseca said his wife, Karen, was picked up Thursday afternoon for an outstanding warrant from August. He posted her bond Thursday night, and she was released from jail about an hour later.

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"I'm almost certain it does have to do with this," she said. "People abuse the badge, and in my opinion, money talks. When you're in politics, people know how to work the system."

Records show Karen Fonseca is accused of fraud. The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office said they made the arrest after getting a tip about the warrant.

Fonseca made headlines Wednesday after Nehls threatened to arrest her for the anti-Trump sticker on her pickup.

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“The objective of the post was to find the owner/driver of the truck and have a conversation with them in order to prevent a potential altercation between the truck driver and those offended by the message. Since the owner of the truck has been identified, the Sheriff took down the post,” a Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson said Thursday.

The Fort Bend County District Attorney said his office had no plans to file charges over the sticker.