Organized Florida crime group faces bank fraud and identity theft charges

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Court documents describe an organized effort to break into cars and steal sensitive information.

According to those documents, a group based in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, recruited members to travel all the way here to New York in rental cars.

Prosecutors say Dennis Jones, Allen Clark, Liza Freiman and Ja’cari Robinson broke into vehicles and homes in Webster and other parts of the state using smash and grab tactics to steal IDs and financial documents.

Those IDs were used to fraudulently cash checks while impersonating victims.

Investigators say with this scheme, they made more than $50,000.

They all face bank fraud and aggravated identity theft charges.