A local store is to thank for the arrest of two girls allegedly responsible for an ID theft ring.
The two suspects, Keayra Wells and Brena'e Weaver, were arrested after the Flowood Radio Shack alerted police. They believed the women are trying to scam them.
According to Lt. Ricky McMillan of the Flowood Police Department, the two suspects are from Michigan.
While in Atlanta, the suspects reportedly met an unidentified man who gave them $3000 each, along with numerous fake drivers licenses.
We are told that the licenses contained the suspects' pictures but with different names. The unidentified man gave them the several locations to go to.
The two suspects set up fake accounts at Verizon.
According to McMillan, they would go to different stores and upgrade phone services.
We are told that it would cost them about $100 down and then they would get an Phone 5 and add another phone to the line, getting a second iPhone 5.
They would take the iPhones and mail them back to the man in Atlanta and he would sell them online, getting about $500 per phone.
According to police, the suspects went to the Verizon store in Pearl and upgraded phone service using New Jersey licenses. We are told that employees found it suspicious that they came to Miss. to upgrade their phone.
The Pearl Verizon sent out an email to alert other stores in the area.
McMillan says that one of the girls went inside the Flowood Radio Shack and did a similar deal with them.
We are told that employees then called the police. Two units took down both girls when they pulled out of the parking lot.
Police say that one girl had 11 licenses the other had 13.
Along with the ID's, police also confiscated cash.
One of the girls had about $2,800 the other had about $2,600.
The suspects told police the man from Atlanta would text them and tell them which stores to go to. We are told that because they only used one ID at the store, the suspects can only be charged with one count of ID theft.
McMillan says that eventually when they get indicted Wells will be charged with one count of ID theft and one count of conspiracy to commit a felony. Weaver will be charged with accessory before and after the fact and one count of conspiracy to commit a felony.
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