Bradenton woman found with 100+ ID's: charged with fraud

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Posted: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 7:44 am

BRADENTON, FL. - A Bradenton woman is facing numerous fraud and identity theft charges after deputies search her home.

According to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, 37-year-old Kristin Smith was arrested Tuesday after a search warrant was executed at her home at the 800 block of Winter Garden Drive in Bradenton.

Deputies became suspicious of Smith after several banks reported accounts she had set up with different names, dates of birth and social security numbers. Deputies say she would deposit stolen checks into the various accounts and before the bank would close the accounts she would withdraw the money.

Authorities say she got an estimated $20,000 from the scheme.

Deputies found more than 100 names, dates of births and social security numbers at Smith's home. She is charged with identity theft and scheme to defraud.

The investigation is currently ongoing.

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1 comment:

  • Realitybased posted at 10:19 pm on Wed, Mar 12, 2014.

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    IF she ever gets out she should be denied any type of Public Assistance- do a crime and lose the public dime. She is a low down dirt bag. Too bad we aren't in the old days were scum like this would be given the death penalty. Instead she'll get a few years and then be right back out stealing ID's again. Think I am to harsh? Then think about this- she has ruined 100's and 100's of peoples lives- FOR YEARS TO COME. She will be out destroying honest hard working folks lives before her other victims even see a little bit headway into restoring the money stole and the credit she has ruined.



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