19 arrested, 15 sought in automobile insurance fraud case

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Authorities arrested 19 people, including one juvenile, Wednesday morning as part of a six-month long investigation aimed at combatting automobile insurance fraud.

The multi-agency investigation, dubbed Operation Brakes on Fakes, focused on fake motor vehicle insurance cards.

"This alleged scam was perpetrated by those who cut corners while putting others at risk," Palm Beach County State Attorney Michael McAuliffe said in a statement Wednesday. "Using fake insurance cards to register a vehicle or presenting fake information to officers when stopped undercuts the process we depend on to know who should be driving and who should not be on the road."

As of 9 a.m. 19 people have been arrested and authorities said 15 others at large, according to Karen Clarke of the Palm Beach County Tax Collector's office.

They face charges including false or fraudulent motor vehicle insurance card, sale of motor vehicle with altered odometer, petit theft, among other charges.

Auto insurance fraud suspects

DEON BRANDON CARSWELL – 1 count of False or Fraudulent Motor Vehicle Insurance Card 817.2361 (3 F) – Maximum Allowable Sentence: 5 Years Prison. TOTAL POSSIBLE MAXIMUM SENTENCE: 5 YEARS IN PRISON

JOSHUA ROBERT DARCY – 1 count of Sale of Motor Vehicle with Altered Odometer 319.35 1c (3 F) – Maximum Allowable Sentence: 5 Years Prison. TOTAL POSSIBLE MAXIMUM SENTENCE: 5 YEARS IN PRISON

MATTHEW JOHN DARCY – 1 count of Sale of Motor Vehicle with Altered Odometer 319.35 1c (3 F) – Maximum Allowable Sentence: 5 Years Prison; 1 count of Title Fraud 319.33 1e (3 F) – Maximum Allowable Sentence: 5 Years Prison; and 1 count of Petit Theft 812.014 1 2 e (1 M) – Maximum Allowable Sentence: 1 Year Palm Beach County Jail. TOTAL POSSIBLE MAXIMUM SENTENCE: 10 YEARS IN PRISON and 1 YEAR PALM BEACH COUNTY JAIL

WINFRED DARVILLE – 1 count of False or Fraudulent Motor Vehicle Insurance Card 817.2361 (3 F) – Maximum Allowable Sentence: 5 Years Prison. TOTAL POSSIBLE MAXIMUM SENTENCE: 5 YEARS IN PRISON

MICHAEL STEPHENS DAVIS, JR. – 1 count of False or Fraudulent Motor Vehicle Insurance Card 817.2361 (3 F) – Maximum Allowable Sentence: 5 Years Prison. TOTAL POSSIBLE MAXIMUM SENTENCE: 5 YEARS IN PRISON

CHRISTINA LANAT FRANKLIN – 1 count of False or Fraudulent Motor Vehicle Insurance Card 817.2361 (3 F) – Maximum Allowable Sentence: 5 Years Prison. TOTAL POSSIBLE MAXIMUM SENTENCE: 5 YEARS IN PRISON

QUANTERIA SEQUESHA HARRIS – 1 count of False or Fraudulent Motor Vehicle Insurance Card 817.2361 (3 F) – Maximum Allowable Sentence: 5 Years Prison. TOTAL POSSIBLE MAXIMUM SENTENCE: 5 YEARS IN PRISON

LAVERT HERRINGTON – 1 count of False or Fraudulent Motor Vehicle Insurance Card 817.2361 (3 F) – Maximum Allowable Sentence: 5 Years Prison. TOTAL POSSIBLE MAXIMUM SENTENCE: 5 YEARS IN PRISON

KASHAY JACKSON – 1 count of False or Fraudulent Motor Vehicle Insurance Card 817.2361 (3 F) – Maximum Allowable Sentence: 5 Years Prison. TOTAL POSSIBLE MAXIMUM SENTENCE: 5 YEARS IN PRISON

ARIANE LOCKETT – 1 count of False or Fraudulent Motor Vehicle Insurance Card 817.2361 (3 F) – Maximum Allowable Sentence: 5 Years Prison. TOTAL POSSIBLE MAXIMUM SENTENCE: 5 YEARS IN PRISON

MADONNA ODESSA MARCH – 1 count of False or Fraudulent Motor Vehicle Insurance Card 817.2361 (3 F) – Maximum Allowable Sentence: 5 Years Prison. TOTAL POSSIBLE MAXIMUM SENTENCE: 5 YEARS IN PRISON

JUAN PABLO MAR TINEZ – 1 count of False or Fraudulent Motor Vehicle Insurance Card 817.2361 (3 F) – Maximum Allowable Sentence: 5 Years Prison. TOTAL POSSIBLE MAXIMUM SENTENCE: 5 YEARS IN PRISON

KENNEITH MARY NOEL – 1 count of False or Fraudulent Motor Vehicle Insurance Card 817.2361 (3 F) – Maximum Allowable Sentence: 5 Years Prison. TOTAL POSSIBLE MAXIMUM SENTENCE: 5 YEARS IN PRISON

RAYMOND RENDE – 1 count of Fraudulent Use of Personal Identification Information ($5,000.00 or more) 817.568 2b (2 F) – Maximum Allowable Sentence: 15 Years Prison; 1 count of Title Fraud 319.33 1e (3 F) – Maximum Allowable Sentence: 5 Years Prison; and 1 count of Sale of Motor Vehicle with Altered Odometer 319.35 1c (3 F) – Maximum Allowable Sentence: 5 Years Prison. TOTAL POSSIBLE MAXIMUM SENTENCE: 25 YEARS IN PRISON

DISHAWN HAKIM REYNOLDS-EL – 1 count of False or Fraudulent Motor Vehicle Insurance Card 817.2361 (3 F) – Maximum Allowable Sentence: 5 Years Prison. TOTAL POSSIBLE MAXIMUM SENTENCE: 5 YEARS IN PRISON

LARRISA WEST SHOECRAFT – 1 count of False or Fraudulent Motor Vehicle Insurance Card 817.2361 (3 F) – Maximum Allowable Sentence: 5 Years Prison. TOTAL POSSIBLE MAXIMUM SENTENCE: 5 YEARS IN PRISON

JOHN DENNIS SULLIVAN – 1 count of False or Fraudulent Motor Vehicle Insurance Card 817.2361 (3 F) – Maximum Allowable Sentence: 5 Years Prison. TOTAL POSSIBLE MAXIMUM SENTENCE: 5 YEARS IN PRISON

LATOYA NICOLE TRIPP – 1 count of False or Fraudulent Motor Vehicle Insurance Card 817.2361 (3 F) – Maximum Allowable Sentence: 5 Years Prison. TOTAL POSSIBLE MAXIMUM SENTENCE: 5 YEARS IN PRISON
 

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