WHP traffic stop leads to recovery of hundreds of identity theft IDís
by Wyoming Highway Patrol
February 11, 2014
Farson, Wyoming, Feb. 7, 2014 Ė A traffic stop by a Wyoming Highway Patrol (WHP) Trooper 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. 3rd) 10 miles east of Farson on WYO 28. Taken into custody were 28-year-old Maurice Bright, 27-year-old Porsha Slones and 28-year-old Jasmine Bradley. All list address's in the state of 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.