The Wake family stole identities and got into debt in bogus credit repair operation :: WRAL.com
Raleigh, North Carolina – Eight family members in Wake County face charges of fraud and identity theft in connection with what federal authorities consider a bogus credit repair service.
Michael Anthony Griffin Sr., 52, his wife, Angela Griffin, 52, his daughter, Creshun Alexandria Griffin, 26, all of Knightdale, his three sisters, Regina Griffin, 48, Sharon Annita Edmond, 51, Katina Griffin Perry, 47, all of Raleigh, and his two brothers, Harvey Griffin, 46, of Raleigh, and Melvin Griffin, 44, of Knightdale, all charged with bank fraud, wire fraud, conspiracy to committing bank fraud, making false statements to a bank about loans, aggravated identity theft and perjury.
Authorities said Michael Griffin told people he could fix bad credit, but instead created fictitious credit profiles and altered customer credit data using fake police reports. . He and others then defrauded Capital One, Discover and Synchrony Bank, a credit card provider for Lowe’s, by opening credit accounts in the name of fraudulent identities, cashing the accounts through card purchases. prepaid and defaulting on credit accounts.
Members of the network have also used fraudulent identities, bank statements, pay stubs and other documents to defraud banks, lenders, merchants and homeowners, authorities said. They cited a case in which Michael Griffin used a fake Social Security card to purchase a $ 72,000 Hyundai Genesis from Johnson Automotive.
Other defendants in the case include Shawn Allen Farmer, 51, of Cary, Jasmine Mariah Davis, 28, of Lakeland, Fla., Tyrone Edmonds, 46, of Weldon, Conscina Marie Brooks, 27, of Knightdale, and Jasper Deonta Goodman, 46. , from Raleigh.