Florida man accused in local ID theft case

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
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A Hialeah, Florida, man was arrested in his home state for committing identity theft using personal information from four Caddo Parish victims, said Sheriff Steve Prator.

Weyley Vita, 33, was arrested on a Caddo Parish warrant and booked into the Broward County, FL, jail on January 16. He was returned to Caddo Parish on February 3 where he was booked into the Caddo Correctional Center for felony identity theft.

Caddo Sheriff’s Detective Casey Jones said Vita and another suspect are accused of using the victims' debit card information to buy gift cards and complete purchases from Shreveport to Fort Lauderdale, FL.  Each of the victims had their debit cards in their possession, however, the information from each of the access devices was copied onto a blank card and used for the unauthorized purchases. The total loss was $21,107.

The second suspect is still outstanding.

 


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