Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Office of Statewide Prosecution, the U.S. Postal Inspector Service and the Coral Springs Police Department today announced the arrests of 10 individuals in connection to string of mail thefts from post office boxes of Coral Springs residents.
According to the investigation, the defendants took letters containing checks deposited in the U.S. Mail. After illegally removing the letters from the stream of transit, the defendants allegedly removed all written information from the checks, leaving only the pre-printed information. The defendants then allegedly wrote in their own name and a higher amount and deposited the checks into their bank accounts.
The victims did not know the checks placed in the mail had been redirected, changed to a higher amount and cashed out until they received their bank statements.
Authorities arrested the following Miami-Dade County residents in connection to this case:
· Angel Luis Arcila Berovides, 19;
· Dayan Moreira Clemente, 21;
· Liubert Cordero, 27;
· Mario Jorge Marrero-Corvo, 21;
· Rosalia Llompart Garcia, 21;
· Lorena Gonzalez, 19;
· Geysi Hernandez Mendoza, 37;
· Enlys Cosme Palacios, 22;
· Alexander Reyes, 25; and
· Frank Rojas, 27.
The defendants face charges that include organized scheme to defraud, grand theft and identity theft. If convicted of all counts, the defendants face up to 15 years in prison. Attorney General Bondi’s Office of Statewide Prosecution will prosecute this case.