Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Eight Individuals Charged in Four Separate Cyber Fraud Schemes



Southern District of Florida 226-9100. Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and George L. Piro, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Miami Field Office, announce the arrests of eight individuals charged in four separate cases for their alleged participation in various cyber fraud schemes.

Miami Task Force Targets Cyber Fraud

U.S. Attorney's OfficeJune 3, 2014

Southern District of Florida (313) 226-9100

Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and George L. Piro, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation(FBI), Miami Field Office, announce the arrests of eight individuals charged in four separate cases for their alleged participation in various cyber fraud schemes.

The cases announced today are, in large part, the result of the Miami Cyber Task Force (MCTF) initiative launched by the FBI in January 2014. The MCTF initiative is designed to combat the growing cyber fraud threat in South Florida. The MCTF initiative brings together federal, state, and local law enforcement to investigate and prosecute federally a myriad of cyber fraud offenders, including personal identity thieves, hackers, access device manufacturers, runners, and others.

U.S. Attorney Ferrer, joined by members of the MCTF, announce the following cases:

1. United States v. Kenneth Key, et al., Case No. 14-60122-Cr-Zloch. United States v. Kaleb Trotman, et al., Case No. 14-60123-Cr-Hurley

On May 29, 2014, Kenneth Key, 32, of Pompano Beach; Jonathan Mackey, 23, of Fort Lauderdale; Quenikka Brown, 28, of Atlanta, Georgia; Kaleb Trotman, 25, of Pompano Beach; Tsafiq Samuels, 24, of Miramar; and Tanya Morgan, 27, of Miami Gardens, were charged by indictment in two related schemes to steal AT&T customer information for the purpose of committing cell phone insurance fraud.


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