Howard L. Young, 75, of Nashville, was charged with four counts of bank fraud, six counts of wire fraud, and aggravated identity theft. If convicted, he faces a fine of up to $1 million and up to 30 years in prison. The press did not name an attorney for him.
James Legerme, 29, of Sunrise; Junior Mertile, 30, of Pembroke Pines; Tony Mertile, 28, of Miramar; and Irvin Vilneus, 28, of North Lauderdale were arrested on Tuesday and face several charges, including bank fraud, wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, theft of public money, access device fraud, and money laundering. Police are reportedly searching for a fifth suspect, Allen Bien-Aime, 29, of Lehigh Acres, who was also involved in the alleged scheme. It is unclear if any of the individuals has acquired an attorney.
Federal prosecutors in Miami have charged a 41-year-old Georgia woman for her alleged involvement in an elder fraud scam that tricked over 250 elderly South Floridians into turning over their credit cards, debit cards, and related personal identification numbers (PINs).
Edtronda Simon of Fayette County, GA, was charged with fraud and identity theft. She made her first initial court appearance in Georgia on September 17, 2020. Subsequent proceedings will take place in federal court in West Palm Beach. Attorney information was not available.
Three Florida men face federal charges in Cincinnati, OH, for their alleged role in a financial fraud conspiracy that involved stealing identities in order to fraudulently obtain tax refunds, coronavirus (COVID-19) stimulus checks, and credit cards.
Adesh Alvin Bissoon, 41, of Miami Beach; Michael Jacques Joseph, 37, of Miami Beach; and Victor Torres, 38, of Apollo Beach are charged with conspiracy to commit bank fraud, mail fraud affecting a financial institution, and aggravated identity theft. It is unclear if they have acquired legal representation.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts has announced charges against a Malden man accused of filing fraudulent applications for coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic unemployment benefits.
Wagner Sozi, 32, was charged with two counts of wire fraud, one count of aggravated identity theft, and one count of making a false claim to the United States. It is unclear if he has acquired legal representation.