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District Attorney Pete Weir announced today that a Jefferson County grand jury has returned a 156-count indictment naming five women and eight men in an Identity Theft ring which operated in Jefferson County and the Denver metro area between April, 2012 and January, 2013. Members of the enterprise are accused of stealing almost $26,000. Alleged ringleader Selina Davison, 44, David Williams, 37, and Nathan Lees, 33, are charged under Colorado’s Organized Crime Control Act(COCCA), (F2), in addition to other counts. In addition to the COCCA counts, the indictment also includes counts of Identity Theft, Theft, Conspiracy to Commit ID theft, and Criminal Impersonation. Members of the enterprise were indicted according to their participation:
Investigators believe that the enterprise used several methods to steal personal and financial information including stealing mail from mailboxes, burglarizing businesses, and breaking into cars. The stolen personal and financial information was used to create fraudulent identifications and checks which members of the enterprise transacted at banks and retail stores. According the court records, members of the enterprise illegally used the stolen personal and financial information to obtain cash and merchandise from victims. They are believed to have used the cash and merchandise for daily living expenses and methamphetamine use. There are 65 named victims including individuals, large and small businesses. Some of the larger retailers on the list of victims include Walmart, King Soopers, Walgreens, 7-11, Chase Bank, First National Bank, Bank of the West, Hobby Lobby, DSW, Macy’s, Home Depot, Safeway and other businesses. The investigation was conducted by the Arvada Police Department, with assistance from other agencies in the metro area.
May 8, 2013
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