Three people were arrested at a Florida motel Thursday after they were found to be in possession of a wide array of stolen credit cards, IDs, checks, and other items potentially used to operate a large criminal enterprise.
“The Sheriff’s Office is working with law enforcement partners here and in other communities in this ongoing investigation,” said Monroe County Sheriff Rick Ramsay.
“Detectives are alerting banks, credit card companies, and the U.S. Post Office of this incident. To have an investigation of this magnitude in our area is significant. It is so important for law enforcement, financial institutions, the U.S. Post Office, and our citizens to be vigilant and work together,” Ramsay said.
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Katie Campbell, 42, of Islamorada; Jacob Michael Majewski, 27, of Miami; and Michael George Harvey, 30, also of Miami, were charged with the following:
• 125 counts of criminal use of personal identification information
• 100 counts of traffic in or possessing counterfeit credit cards
• 100 counts of theft/obtaining credit card through fraudulent means
• 25 counts of unauthorized possession of, and other unlawful acts concerning a driver’s license or ID card
• 1 count of possession of burglary tools
• 1 count of grand theft of more than $10,000
• 1 count of possession of fentanyl (under 2 grams)
• 1 count of possession of mushrooms (under one gram)
• 1 count of possession of marijuana (less than 20 grams)
• 6 counts of possession of drug paraphernalia
The Sheriff’s Office went to the Sunset Cove Beach Resort at approximately 2:30 p.m. to assist a bail bondsman. He stated Campbell — who had an arrest warrant — was at the hotel along with the two other people. Deputies found evidence of stolen mail and illegal narcotics while taking all three people into custody.
Criminal Investigations Detectives then executed a search warrant and found passports, more than 100 credit cards that did not belong to any of the suspects, burglary tools, forged checks, more than 20 different identification cards/paperwork from different states/countries that did not belong to the suspects, hundreds of items of mail that did not belong to the suspects, and a scanner used to make illegal credit cards. Fentanyl, marijuana, hallucinogenic mushrooms, and drug paraphernalia were also found during the search.
Whether any of the recovered IDs or credit cards belong to Monroe County residents remains under investigation as some of them were fake or counterfeit.
Campbell and Majewksi were taken to jail, and Harvey was taken to Mariners Hospital in Tavernier due to drug consumption and dehydration where he remained Friday morning guarded by Sheriff’s Office Detention Deputies.
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