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

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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.