FRAUD RING BUST LEADS TO ARREST AND SEIZURE

Broward Sheriff's Office: Public Information Office

PIO Number: 21-9-5

Date: Sept. 9, 2021

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The bust of a fraud ring at a Lauderdale Lakes home resulted in the arrest of one person and the seizure of fraudulent/counterfeit checks, credit cards, stolen IDs, electronics, firearms and over $73,000 in cash and jewelry.    

Earlier this year, detectives with the Broward Sheriff’s Office Central Broward/Lauderdale Lakes Crime Suppression Team (CST) received information that a fraud ring was operating at a residence near the 4000 block of Northwest 30th Terrace in Lauderdale Lakes. Investigators conducted surveillance on the home for several months. Through their investigation probable cause was established and a search warrant was obtained. 

On Thursday, Sept. 2, CST detectives, along with members from the BSO SWAT team, executed a search warrant at the residence. A search of the home revealed a large amount of fraudulent/counterfeit checks, credit cards, stolen IDs and electronics. Detectives also recovered two assault rifles, two hand guns and approximately $65,000 worth of jewelry.

During the operation, investigators also arrested Jacquin Bullard. According to detectives, Bullard had over $8,200 in currency along with 57 fraudulent checks. Bullard was taken into custody without incident and transported to the BSO Main Jail. He is charged with possession of a weapon or ammo by a convicted felon and felony probation violation for fraudulent use of personal identification. 

The investigation continues.

THIS REPORT BY:
Gerdy St. Louis/PIO