Trials & Litigation

'Swift Justice' with TV's Jackie Glass is followed by real-life criminal case


A clip from the Hazel Trent's "Swift Justice" episode.

Sued by her own son, a Clark County, Wash., woman seized the opportunity to resolve the debit card civil-theft case by appearing on the CBS television program Swift Justice with Jackie Glass.

When Glass scolded Hazel E. Trent for mistreating her son and imposed a $5,000 judgment in an episode of the show that aired in February 2012, the Vancouver resident figured at least the matter was closed. But that has proven not to be true, the Columbian reports.

On Tuesday, Trent was back in court in Clark County, facing charges of suspicion of second-degree identity theft and second-degree possession of stolen property.

“I already went to court on this with Jackie Glass,” she protested to Superior Court Judge John Nichols.

“That was a civil matter,” the judge told Trent. He appointed a lawyer to defend her and scheduled a May 28 arraignment.

Glass, a former Nevada judge, is known for imposing sentence on O.J. Simpson in the armed robbery case in which he is still serving time.

Swift Justice was canceled last year.

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