Posted by on September 9, 2021 6:01 am
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Identities of Surfside Condo Collapse Victims Stolen; Suspects Arrested

By David Ovalle and Charles Rabin From Miami Herald MIAMI—Authorities have arrested several people suspected of stealing the identities of victims killed in the Surfside condo collapse, officials said Wednesday. Investigators believe the ring stole the identifies of at least five victims—three dead, two survivors—to open up credit cards and make fraudulent purchases. Arrested were Betsy Alexandra Cacho Medina, 30; Rodney Choute, 38; and Kimberly Michelle Johnson, 34. They are being charged with organized scheme to defraud and multiple counts of identity fraud. Law enforcement officials are expected to detail the investigation later Wednesday at a news conference at the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office. The probe was conducted by detectives from Surfside, Aventura and Miami-Dade, as well as investigators from the U.S. Marshals, the U.S. Secret Service, and the Postal Inspectors. The development comes more than two months after Champlain Towers South suddenly collapsed in the middle of the night, …

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