FDLE Arrests Three In Organized Fraud Ring, Two Suspects Still Wanted
By Space Coast Daily // December 5, 2015
ORLANDO • BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement arrested Charles R. Griffis, 64, for organized planning of theft and traffic of stolen property and conspiracy to traffic in stolen property.
Two additional suspects were arrested in connection with the investigation.
James Marvin Bailey, 34, and Kara Marie Wolfe, 26, are charged with dealing or trafficking in stolen property and conspiracy to traffic in stolen property.
Suspects Bonnie Ouellette, 44, and Kay Rhanae Baignosche, 32, remain at large on charges of dealing or trafficking in stolen property and conspiracy to traffic in stolen property.
The investigation began in 2013 when Griffis began listing stolen property on his eBay store “Husky’s Shop.”
The items sold to unsuspecting customers included high end vacuum cleaners, health and beauty supplies and razor blade cartridges. Griffis knowingly purchased the stolen items from the other suspects who stole the merchandise from big box retailers.
The total volume of theft attributed to the suspects is in excess of $100,000.
FDLE agents arrested Griffis, Wolfe and Bailey yesterday. Griffis and Wolfe were booked into the Brevard County Jail. Bailey is already in prison serving a sentence from an unrelated arrest.
If you have information about the whereabouts of Bonnie Ouellette or Kay Rhanae Baignosche, please contact FDLE Orlando at 1-800-226-8521 or Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS.
Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Office of Statewide Prosecution will prosecute the case.