Boca Raton Police Tactical Team nabs trio loaded with stolen items
Multiple fraudulent cards found hidden throughout car
Boca Raton, FL – While patrolling the Town Center Mall parking lot, a member of the Boca Raton Police Tactical Team noticed a parked rental car with illegal tint on the windows. The tactical officer kept an eye on the car and a short time later three individuals entered the car with several shopping bags from stores throughout the mall.
After loading the bags in the trunk and back seat of the car, the driver left the mall area and headed towards Glades Road. Officers initiated a traffic stop for illegal tint and seatbelt violations. However, the driver didn’t pull over and maneuvered in and out of traffic in an effort to flee until being stuck at a red light. Officers engaged the occupants and ordered them out of the car.
Officers saw over a dozen new iPad Air’s, along with merchandise from stores, including Louis Vuitton, True Religion, and the Apple Store. They also noticed marijuana on the floorboard. A search of the car revealed dozens of fraudulent driver’s licenses, social security cards, credit cards and “Green Dot” cards, as well as nearly $5,000 cash. Further investigation revealed that three of the names on the fraudulent cards were individuals whose identity had been fraudulently used to open credit accounts.
Mario Aparicio Juarez, Travis Mitchell and Andre Antone Coleman were all charged with Organized Scheme to Defraud, Fraudulent Use of Personal ID information, Fraudulent use of Fictitious Personal ID Information, Unauthorized Possession of a Credit Card, Grand Theft, Possession of Marijuana less than 20 grams, Loitering & Prowling, Resisting without Violence, Fleeing & Eluding, and Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor.
Travis Mitchell Mario Aparicio Jaurez Andre Coleman
DOB: 9/1/86 DOB: 4/2/89 DOB: 11/9/95
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