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PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - Three fugitives wanted for forgery fraud & theft charges out of Polk and Osceola County were arrested at a Port St. Lucie hotel after spending the day at the beach.
On Monday, August 26, Port St. Lucie police were tipped off that three fugitives, Patrell Lavester Bland, 40, Timothy Allen Roche, 39 and Judith Ann Roberson, 30 were staying at a hotel in Port St. Lucie.
Police said they used a ruse to get the trio to open their hotel room door.
According to police, one of the suspects tried to destroy a laptop computer that had potential evidence to their suspected fraud schemes in it before opening the door.
The bathroom marble sink in their room was shattered during the suspects attempt to break the computer, according to authorities.
Police arrested all three fugitives.
Roberson was arrested on warrants out of Polk County for forgery, uttering a forged instrument, petit and grand theft.
Roche was charged with felony criminal mischief for damaging the hotel sink, obstruction and resisting officers without violence. He had warrants out of Osceola County for counterfeit bills/checks, processing counterfeit payments, and grand theft.
Bland was arrested for resisting an officer and on a warrant out of Polk County for theft.
All three were taken to the St. Lucie County Jail where they will await to be transported back to Polk and Osceola Counties.
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