A sixth person has been charged in Oklahoma in an investigation of an alleged identity theft crime ring, according to the office of Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson’s office.
Scott Richard Poor, 50, was charged in Oklahoma County District Court with one count of obtaining property by trick or deception.
Poor was charged after an ongoing investigation revealed he used stolen credit card information to set up an account and make numerous purchases from Advance Auto Parts in Oklahoma City.
The credit card information he used is that of a Florida couple, who stayed in two hotels in the Oklahoma City area late last year.
“We believe Scott Poor to be a part of an organized band of criminals who steal credit card information from metro area hotels, and use that information to fraudulently obtain property,” Attorney General Drew Edmondson said. “We are continuing our investigation into how they are initially able to obtain the credit card information. We expect more charges to be filed in this case.”
Charges were filed Dec. 20 in Oklahoma County District Court against five individuals believed to be a part of the scam. Previously charged are: Daniel Lee Lavender, one count of attempting to obtain property by trick or deception; Scott C. Cameron, one felony count of obtaining property by trick or deception; Allen Dell Wooden, two felony counts of obtaining property by trick or deception; Ryan Anthony Anderson, two felony counts and one misdemeanor count of obtaining property by trick or deception and Forrest C. Kennedy, three felony counts and one misdemeanor count of obtaining property by trick or deception.
Source: Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office
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