Scammer Arrested with Over a Dozen Fake I.Ds

Jeremy Jones
Jeremy Jones

Clermont Police Officers recently responded to a local grocery store for a suspicious subject. The subject, later identified as Jeremy Christopher Jones, had come to the store to pick up money from Western Union but had left his bag behind. A store attendant looked inside the bag in hopes of identifying the owner so it could be returned. She discovered a dozen fraudulent New Jersey driver’s licenses, other Western Union receipts and about $400 in cash.


When the subject returned to the store he was detained for investigation and read his Miranda Warnings. He admitted to officers that he was part of a Brazilian scheme using fake identification cards to collect money from Western Union. He then keeps a portion of the money and returns the rest to an unknown partner in Brazil. He was arrested and charged with multiple felonies.