BRIEF: Spelling errors lead to arrests for fraud suspects
Feb 13, 2013 (Orlando Sentinel - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --
Here's a tip for would-be identity thieves: Pay attention in spelling class.
A man and a woman who police say tried to use fake IDs to buy iPhones were arrested after a manager at an Apple Store noticed their identification had misspelled words on it, Altamonte Springs police said.
The woman used a drivers license with the word "Lousiana" to buy three iPhone 5s with cellular contracts last Wednesday at the Altamonte Mall, a police report states. The back of the license indicated the holder was an "organ domer."
A police officer found 20 forged drivers licenses in her purse, according to the report.
A man who was in the store earlier that day was found on a bench outside the mall and arrested on charges of loitering or prowling and obstruction by a disguised person.
A salesman told investigators the man, who was booked as a John Doe, bought two iPhone 5s using a Texas license as identification. His picture was found in the Florida drivers-license database and on two Louisiana drivers licenses with different names, the report states.
The woman was arrested as a Jane Doe on charges of possessing forged drivers licenses, resisting arrest and obstruction by a disguised person.
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