RICHMOND, Ky. (LEX 18)- The man who used a fake identity to open a business in Richmond is back to work behind the counter of his restaurant.
Marshawn Thomas was wanted for a probation violation in Chicago related to a marijuana charge. He’s now facing a charge in Madison County for using a false identity.
Thomas used the fake name to open a sandwich shop called Tela’s in Richmond. The sandwich shop’s opening was posted to the Richmond Chamber of Commerce with Thomas, who was known as DeJuan Mack, cutting the ribbon.
In a jailhouse interview, Thomas said he just used the false identity so he could work and will accept his punishment.
Now, he is back in Richmond. In a post on his Facebook page, Thomas announced that he was excited to be back in town in his role as “Chef Tela.”