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Orlando Woman Charged with Identity Theft

 
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), Orlando Police Department, and Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) today announce the arrest of Latoria Pickett, 28, of Orlando, for conspiracy to commit organized fraud and conspiracy to commit criminal use of personal identification information.

The investigation began September 2008 when the OCSO conducted a traffic stop and discovered copies of Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority (OOCEA) customer checks in the possession of Tonya Wells. Wells stated that she received the checks from Latoria Pickett. Wells, along with several other individuals, were arrested in 2008 for cashing counterfeit checks across the state. Investigators located dozens of photocopied E-PASS checks, along with driver licenses, and bank account numbers for individuals who were not E-PASS customers.

The continued investigation revealed that Pickett, an Affiliated Computer Services (ACS) customer service representative, allegedly used her position to provide photocopied checks to others in exchange for money. ACS representatives are contracted by OOCEA to operate as the E-PASS customer service centers. Pickett was suspended in 2008 and subsequently terminated from her position.

Pickett was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit organized fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit criminal use of personal identification information; both are third-degree felonies. She was booked in the Orange County Jail.

The investigation is active and ongoing.

For Further Information Contact:
Heather Smith, Kristen Chernosky or Mike Morrison
FDLE Office of Public Information
(850) 410-7001