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Suspect wanted for debit card fraud

11/19/2015
 
ORLANDO, Fla. – Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement arrested Marymateisha Sanders, 35, 2212 Eiffel Drive, Orlando, Fla., on charges of organized fraud, and five counts of fraudulent use of personal identification information.  Suspect Deneisha Rhynes, 22, 5254 N. Orange Blossom Trail, #201, Orlando, Fla., remains at large on charges of organized fraud and fraudulent use of personal identification information. 
 
The investigation began in 2014 at the request of Central Florida Educators’ Federal Credit Union after they noticed fraudulent deposits made at ATM’s using their customers debit cards.  After the fraudulent deposits were made, funds were quickly withdrawn from the accounts.  When the credit union tried to collect money from the deposits, the accounts had been closed or could not be located. 
 
FDLE agents believe Sanders and Rhynes deceived senior citizens by telling them their debit cards had been compromised.  They asked them to leave the cards in their mailboxes, where the suspects would pick up the cards, make the phony deposits and withdraw the deposited money.  
 
During the scam, the pair stole more than $51,000 from the credit union and its customers. 
 
Sanders was arrested in Orlando on Friday but Rhynes remains at large.  If you have information about the whereabouts of Deneisha Rhynes, please contact FDLE Orlando at (800) 226-8521 or Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS.
 
Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Office of Statewide Prosecution will prosecute the case. 
 
For further information:
Gretl Plessinger, Molly Best, or Steve Arthur
(850) 410-7001