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Arrests made, suspects sought in large Identity Theft ring

TYLER, May 1, 2013--A four month Fraud investigation conducted by investigators of the Tyler Police Department, FBI and other County and local police agencies has led to a numerous suspects being charged with Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity.

Investigators were contacted since January, 2013, by 45 victims who stated that their identity was fraudulently used stemming back to 2012.

The suspects were going on-line and obtaining multiple loans, using the victims’ identities, and have the funds transferred into the suspect’s bank accounts that they had set up.  The victims were not aware of the fictitious loans in their names until they were contacted by the loan company for default of payment.

Investigators have identified 21 suspects at this time, who are predominately from Tyler, for their involvement in the fraud scheme.  Investigators have obtained arrest warrants on these suspects for Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity, a first degree felony.  Bond was set at $750,000 on each suspect.

A list of suspects provided below, includes those who have been arrested and those who police cannot locate that have an outstanding warrant for their arrest.

1. Brandon Sessions, B/M, 08/07/1079, of Rusk.                   Unable to Locate

2. Demarcus Osborn, B/M, 11/12/1989, of Tyler.                   Unable to Locate

3. Jessica Osborn, B/F, 07/29/1988, of Tyler.                        Unable to Locate

4.Kachada Webb, B/F, 09/25/1989, of Tyler.                         Unable to Locate

5. Michael Hunter, B/M, 01/07/1989, of Tyler.                       Arrested

6. Lashundra Harris, B/F, 12/29/1991, of Tyler.                     Unable to Locate

7. Tevin King, B/M, 01/07/1994, of San Antonio.                   Unable to Locate

8. Roderick TaylorII, B/M, 05/06/1988, of Tyler.                   Unable to Locate

9. Derrick Griffith, B/M, 12/13/1993, of Tyler.                       Unable to Locate

10. Christopher Pipkins, B/M, 12/10/1988, of Tyler.              Unable to Locate

11. Britani Anderson, B/F, 09/08/1985, of Jacksonville.          Unable to Locate

12. Michael Earl, B/M, 09/30/1989, of Tyler.                         Unable to Locate

13. James Miller Jr., B/M, 10/25/1983, of Tyler.                    Unable to Locate

14. Kedarius Oliver, B/M, 10/4/1993, of Tyler                       Arrested

15. Shavonda Jones, B/M, 12/30/1984, of Tyler                   Arrested

16. Russell Lowrie, B/M, 06/03/1991, of Tyler.                      Arrested

17. Demarciar Nelson, B/M, 02/09/1989, of Tyler.                 Arrested

18. Chartyll McCullough, B/F, 02/17/1990, of Tyler.               Arrested

19. Kendallyn Adams, B/M, 09/05/1974, of Jacksonville.        Arrested

20. Kimberly Stewart, B/F, 07/13/1985, of Tyler.                   Arrested

21. Desidre Harris, B/F, 05/20/1995, of Tyler.                       Arrested


Officers and Investigators located another suspect this morning around 9:45 a.m., in the 700 block of S. Peach hiding inside the residence.  The suspect was identified as Michael Hunter.  Hunter was transported to Smith county Jail and booked in on the outstanding felony warrant.

Anyone with information about the suspects involved in this crime is urged to contact the Tyler Police Department, at 903-531-1000, or Crime Stoppers at 903-597-CUFF (2833).  Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest and charges filed against the suspects in this case or any felony case.

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