FL: Major Fraud Case Broken in Wakulla County

Mary Katherine Westmark reports on a second ring that has been broken up in Florida:

Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office investigators, with assistance from state and federal law enforcement agencies, have captured two men who were allegedly involved in a massive scheme to defraud hundreds of victims across the United States and other jurisdictions of millions of dollars of cash through identity theft, according to Major Maurice Langston.

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The scheme involved suspects creating credit cards using stolen personal information. They took the stolen information and purchased gift cards and shipped the cards and merchandise purchased with the cards around the world. “We don’t really know who they are or if they are here legally,” added Major Langston.

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A total of 28 unauthorized credit card transactions were carried out by a suspect identified as Nigel Raymond Humphrey, 19. WCSO investigators later determined that Humphrey also used the name Gaspar Bishop, but are unsure of their teenager’s identity or whether he is in the United States legally.

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The Secret Service was also involved in the arrest and discovered more than 1,000 stolen personal identities from New York in the vehicle as well as more than 15 cellular telephones, a scanning device used to get personal information from credit cards, computers and other devices.

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