7 Charged in Connection With International Craigslist Fraud Group
Naperville police said a group of Georgia residents have been charged with theft and forgery after they conducted a fraud operation out of Naperville.
Seven Georgia residents were arrested and charged Monday in connection with an international fraud group operating out of Naperville, according to a Naperville Police Department press release.
After an investigation revealed the group was posting fake listings on Craigslist to commit fraud, police said they arrested Darrick L. Jordan, 23; Sierra S. Chambers, 25; and Jacqueline C. Gibson, 46, all of Decatur, GA, around 1 p.m. Monday.
Police also charged Alicia Y. Jordan, 38, of Clarkston, GA; Rickey L. Gibson, 43, of Atlanta; Decopeland S. Harris, 41 of Conley, GA; and Shanekie D. Head, 28, of Scottsdale, GA. All seven were charged with identity theft and forgery.
Authorities recovered more than 50 fraudulent money/wire transfers and 62 counterfeit identification cards, as well as numerous passports. A makeshift lab was also found containing computers, specialized printers and fake documents used to create counterfeit IDs, according to the press release.
Police said the group is part of a larger crime group operating out of Eastern Europe.
The group is currently in custody at the DuPage County Jail.