Saturday, December 6, 2008
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Gwinnett Daily Post
SUWANEE - Three suspects in a massive identity theft operation have been prosecuted in Oregon by federal authorities, Suwanee Police said.
James Arthur Mack, 34; Marnica Nicole Jackson, 39; and Shadeenah Bolden, 25; all of California, were arrested and charged with bank fraud, aggravated ID theft and conspiracy, reports said. The Bureau of Prisons Web site lists all three subjects, but shows only Mack is in custody.
Evidence of the theft operation was uncovered Tuesday at a Suwanee auction after a couple won a $10 bid for four boxes of "household items" at the U-Store-It on Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road. Rather than silverware and picture frames, however, the boxes contained authentic Georgia driver's licenses, replica California licenses, fake credit cards, checkbooks and various other personal information.
The United States Secret Service and U.S. Postal Inspection Service aided Suwanee detectives in the investigation. A report said one of the federal agents working the case recognized a photo on the fake California licenses as a suspect he had spoken with in a similar case.
The U.S. Postal Inspection Service confirmed the identification and charges against the trio. The identification of additional suspects is pending further investigation, authorities said.
Suwanee police said they plan on contacting each of the Georgia residents whos personal information was recovered.