Photo Gallery | Deputies: 7 arrested, 16 sought in bank fraud and forgery crimes
Richland County Sheriff’s Department arrested seven people and searching for 16 more they say are responsible for credit card fraud, identification theft involving loans and utility service, and check fraud.
According to Sheriff Leon Lott, at the beginning of this year he initiated a formalized Financial Crimes Unit that actively pursues scam artist who prey on and target citizens.
The unit is actively working to identify those responsible and is requesting the community’s assistance in identifying, and locating suspects wanted for bank fraud and forgery.
So far, investigators arrested 7 of the 23 suspects involved in this scam:
- Terry Daniels (DOB: 08/25/1989)
- Katrelle Breland (DOB: 08/15/1989)
- Rachade Boulware (DOB: 11/05/1993)
- Angela Johnson (DOB: 01/08/1991)
- Courtney Blair (DOB: 03/12/1988)
- Jamesha Coleman (DOB: 07/09/1994)
- Dnice Sulton (DOB: 06/20/1994)
Sheriff Leon Lott stated that Daniels, Breland, Boulware, and Jackson would recruit others to take part in the bank fraud and forgery by getting them to open up checking accounts at TD Bank, Wood Forest Bank, and Wells Fargo Bank. Sheriff Leon Lott stated that the loss to the banks is approximately over $20,000.00.
Sheriff Leon Lott stated that the following suspects were identified through information attained from the Financial Crimes Unit:
- Jessica Blake (DOB: 10/31/1988)
- Donovan Jackson (11/16/1991)
- Willie Gilmore (DOB: 12/09/1991)
- Percy Campbell (DOB: 11/12/1990)
- Sonja McFarlin (DOB: 11/03/1980)
- Brittany Gray (DOB: 07/25/1994)
- Dale Manaiza (08/10/1986)
- Shaquia Scott-Skillern (DOB:07/10/1987)
- Gerald Morris (DOB: 01/29/1962)
- Jamar Moore (DOB: 05/29/1994)
- Jeremy Robinson (DOB: 04/20/1992)
- Cory Johnson (DOB: 07/26/1993)
- Robert Alford Jr. (DOB: 09/01/1994)
- Makial Lawrence (DOB: 10/10/1988)
- Chasity Henry (DOB: 04/05/1988)
- Whitney Green (DOB: 01/07/1991)
These suspects are wanted for bank fraud and forgery.
Video surveillance captured the suspects, which aided in identifying suspects involved in this scam, Lott stated.
Sheriff Leon Lott stated that the Richland County Sheriff’s Department Financial Crimes Unit works diligently on crimes of this nature. Suspects of these types of crimes often recruit and prey on homeless individuals to perpetrate these scams, single mothers, and those with low incomes.
Sheriff Leon Lott is asking for assistance in locating the suspects or anyone else that may be connected to this case.
If you recognize anyone or know anything about these crimes, you are urged to contact Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.