Police Seek to Identify and Locate Suspects Connected to Fraud Crimes

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Police seek to identify these fraud suspects.

Police seek to identify and locate these fraud suspects.

The Long Beach Police Department has identified two suspects already in-custody that are connected to a fraud ring that targeted a local big box chain store, and are asking for the public’s help in identifying three additional suspects.

The two suspects currently in custody are identified as 43-year-old Ayesha Wilson of Long Beach, and 34-year-old Nanette Macon of Adelanto, and are responsible for 39 identity theft incidents committed at Sam’s Club, located at 7480 E. Carson Street, Long Beach, as far back as 2009. Suspect Wilson was arrested on February 24, 2013, by the Beverly Hills Police Department on unrelated charges, and Suspect Macon was arrested on April 22, 2013, by the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department, also on unrelated charges.

The ongoing investigation led the detective to Suspects Wilson and Macon, and the case was presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. The DA’s office subsequently filed 21 counts of identity theft against Defendant Wilson, and 18 counts of identity theft against Defendant Macon, and their preliminary hearing will be held in May in Long Beach Superior Court.

With the assistance of Walmart Global Investigations, the investigative unit of Walmart which is the parent company of Sam’s Club, it was determined that three additional suspects were a part of the same fraud ring, and were responsible for at least 10 additional cases of identity theft. These suspects would also establish credit accounts using personal identifying information from various victims, mostly located out of state. They would then engage in fraudulent transactions with Sam’s Club, purchasing various items including gift cards and electronics, such as tablets and computers. Detectives have not been able to identify the three outstanding suspects by name, but they believe they are located in the Los Angeles County area and are hoping someone may recognize them in photos taken at Sam’s Club at the time they established accounts.

Anyone who may information on the identities of these suspects is asked to call Long Beach Police Identity Theft Detective Andre Sanchez at (562) 570-7602. Anonymous tips may be submitted by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), texting TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.

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