New Economic Crimes Task Force Makes First Arrest

By  //  July 20, 2013

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BCSO'S Tammy Beuer INVESTIGATION LEADS TO ARREST

The Brevard County Sheriff's Office new Economic Crimes Unit, which was implemented this month, has made its first arrest – 41-year-old Shannon Hanson, of 1508 Cass Ave NW in Palm Bay. (BCSO image)

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office new Economic Crimes Unit, which was implemented this month, has made its first arrest – 41-year-old Shannon Hanson, of 1508 Cass Ave NW in Palm Bay. (BCSO image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – I am very proud to announce that our Economic Crimes Unit, which was implemented this month, has made its first arrest.

The unit, which will be formally introduced on August 1 along with the countywide Economic Crimes Task Force, is a first of its kind partnership in Brevard County consisting of Federal, State and Local law enforcement officers.

The units are designed to aggressively investigate, provide prevention awareness and victim advocacy are supported by outstanding Computer Forensics Investigators, Financial Crime Analysts and Victim Advocates.

Brevard County Sheriff's Agent Tammy Beuer

Brevard County Sheriff’s Agent Tammy Beuer

Yesterday’s arrest related to an Identity Theft case investigated by Agent Tammy Beuer where the victim’s personal information was compromised and used to obtain a credit cards and loans.

The investigation determined that a credit card was shipped to a residence located in Palm Bay. Upon receipt of the card, charges were immediately incurred from the Melbourne/Palm Bay area. The subject was positively identified as 41-year-old Shannon Hanson, of 1508 Cass Ave NW, Palm Bay.

An arrest and search warrant were executed this morning at Hanson’s residence in Palm Bay. During the search, over 60 personal identities appear to have been compromised and assumed for victimization.

An arrest and search warrant were executed this morning at Hanson’s residence in Palm Bay. During the search, over 60 personal identities appear to have been compromised and assumed for victimization.

Hanson was charged with Criminal Use of Personal Identification, Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card and Grand Theft, with a total bond of $150,000. Additional charges are forthcoming. Hanson has an extensive criminal history, with 14 felony convictions dating back to 1989, with the first charge being Forgery.

It is believed that Hanson had access to personal information through a job as a DJ and his previous employments with various Telemarketing Companies in Brevard County.

If you believe you have been a victim of identity theft or have information conning this case please call the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Economic Crimes Unit at 321-633-8414.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey has been a law enforcement officer for over three decades. Sheriff Ivey is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and has a Bachelor’s Degree from Daytona State College in Management and Supervision. Sheriff Ivey’s background in law enforcement is inclusive of Management, Criminal Investigations, Narcotics, Patrol Services, Public Integrity Investigations, and Corrections.

Sheriff Wayne Ivey

Prior to being elected in 2012, Sheriff Ivey served the citizens of the State of Florida as a Resident Agent in Charge for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. As a member of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Sheriff Ivey developed and created the country’s first ever statewide Task Force on Identity Theft. That same year the Task Force was named one of the top five most innovative programs in the country by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and investigated approximately 44 million dollars in fraud cases. Additionally, as a member of FDLE, Sheriff Ivey created the Child Abduction Response Team (C.A.R.T) that re-defined the way Child Abduction cases are conducted throughout the country today. The program was later selected as the most innovative program in the country by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and is now used as a nationwide model in the response and investigation of child abductions.

Sheriff Ivey has testified before the United States Congress on law enforcement related matters and has extensive experience in the area of Public Integrity Investigations. Sheriff Ivey was honored as the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Special Agent of the Year (1996) and was also recognized by the Commissioner of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for his Outstanding Contributions to Criminal Justice. In August of 2011 Sheriff Ivey was honored by the National Organization of Victims Advocacy for his work at the national level as an advocate of victim’s rights and protection.

Sheriff Ivey speaks regularly on topics such as Identity Theft, Crime in America, Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence, and Self Defense through Mental Preparedness. Sheriff Ivey firmly believes that Crime Prevention and Education are vital to reduce our crime rate and protect our community.


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