9 Arrested in 'complex' fraud scheme with over 30 victimsPosted: Updated:
SCOTTSDALE - Nine people are under arrest after what police are calling a complex investigation.
Police in Scottsdale say they collaborated with the Maricopa County Attorney's Office FITE Bureau over the course of seven months and arrested nine people on Friday, all of whom were indicted by a grand jury and face charges ranging from identity theft, forgery and auto theft to trafficking in the identities of others. Other charges include aggravated identity theft, participating in a criminal syndicate and fraud schemes.
Police say investigators worked with over 30 victims who had their identities stolen and credits ruined. Banks also reportedly lost thousands of dollars in this scheme.
The individuals arrested have been identified as Christopher Milazzo, Dominic Hurley, Dan Sullivan, Julia Frazen, Anthony Merrick, Erin Stevens, David Baxter, Theresa Snell and Eve Ford.
Three of the suspects are being held without bond while the other six are being held on $25,000 bond.