ID fraud suspect caught in Florida

by Wes Mayer

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A man suspected of being involved in a scheme to steal the identities of more than a hundred local residents is now residing in the Coweta County Jail.

The suspect, Anthony Delano Henry, 31, has been charged with two counts of identity fraud by Investigator Chad McDonald with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office and a third count of identity fraud by Lt. Jason Ercole with the Senoia Police Department. Henry was arrested in West Palm Beach, Fla., on Jan. 16 and was extradited to Coweta County this week, McDonald said.

Henry is believed to be part of a group of suspects who made dozens of fraudulent ATM withdrawals in late April and early May of last year, McDonald said. About $158,000 was stolen from 160 victims in Coweta County, and 139 of the cases are with the sheriff’s office.

The investigation began when multiple victims reported seeing debit card transactions in the areas of southern Florida, western Louisiana and eastern Texas on their accounts, McDonald said. None of the victims recently visited these states, he said. Investigators discovered the victims were all Bank of North Georgia customers, and by working with Synovus Bank investigators, authorities were able to identify one of the suspects, Henry, using an ATM camera in Wellington, Fla.

Because the victims reside in Coweta County, Henry needed to be extradited from Florida to face his identity fraud charges, McDonald said. Henry actually attempted to fight the extradition, and was jailed in Florida during that process, but he ultimately ended up in the Coweta County Jail.

McDonald said there are other offenders involved — some have been identified and some have not. It is still an ongoing investigation.

“This is just the first step,” McDonald said, “and we are not ready to pat ourselves on the back.”



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