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Traffic stop leads to recovery of hundreds of identity theft ID'S

Posted: Monday, Feb 17th, 2014

FARSON A traffic stop by a trooper of the Wyoming Highway Patrol on a vehicle speeding 111 MPH in a 65 MPH zone has resulted in the recovery of hundreds of persons individual personal information and three individuals facing federal indictments on felony charges of credit card fraud and identity theft.

The speeding vehicle was stopped Monday, Feb 3, 10 miles east of Farson on WYO 28. Taken into custody were Maurice Bright, 28; Porsha Slones, 27; and Jasmine Bradley, 28. All list addresses in Florida. Bright was also cited for driving while under suspension, and all three were arrested for possession of misdemeanor marijuana.

The investigation has now involved agents with the United States Secret Service Office. Troopers requested assistance from their office when they discovered and seized several hundred identities, which included stolen account information to include names, maiden names, social security numbers, credit card information and fraudulent accounts that had been opened under those names.

Troopers also found stolen merchandise gift cards from various stores. The monetary value of those recovered cards is currently unknown.

The investigation is ongoing as law enforcement sifts through hundreds of pages of personal information that the three individuals had in their possession.

For the complete article see the 02-14-2014 issue.

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