Agencies Team Up To Take Down Identity Thieves
By Space Coast Daily // September 27, 2012
Victims From Apollo Elementary In Titusville
BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – Agents with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and the Titusville Police Department initiated an investigation into an organized identity theft ring in north Brevard County and following a comprehensive investigation, Sheriff’s Agents have charged three suspects.
Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Major Vic DeSantis said all of the victims were determined to be current or former employees of Apollo Elementary School in Titusville.
DeSantis said that Sheriff’s Agents determined Richard Harvill, Michelle Walker and Alison Greenlay were using the victims’ stolen identities to purchase merchandise at local retail stores.
Walker and Harvill fled the area and were subsequently arrested in North Carolina, while Greenlay was arrested here in Brevard County.
DeSantis said that Walker and Harvill also are being held in North Carolina on charges of operating a meth lab, but they will return to Brevard County to face charges.
Agents are charging Walker with 33 counts of Criminal Use of Personal Identification (Identity Theft), eight counts of Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card, seven counts of Scheme to Defraud, one count of Forgery and one count of Grand Theft.
Harvill is being charged with 34 counts of Criminal Use of Personal Identification (Identity Theft), two counts of Fraudulent Use of Credit Cards, two counts of Grand Theft and one count of Forgery.
Greenlay was charged with Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card, Forgery, Grand Theft and Violation of Probation.
All three individuals have criminal records. Harvill is a career criminal and has previous convictions dating back to 1986.
The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is asking that anyone who may have information concerning this investigation, to please call Agent Jacqueline Hearon at 321-264-5210 or CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477). All calls to CRIMELINE are confidential and callers can remain anonymous.