Economic Crimes Arrest

Who:
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Investigative Operations Bureau
-Economic Crimes Unit

Michele J. Roe (Suspect-Arrested)
DOB: 05/18/1962
Address: 3980 54th Avenue North, St. Petersburg
Employment: Assistant Bookkeeper – Nina Harris Elementary School
Charges: One count of Fraudulent Use of Personal Identification Information

What:
Detectives assigned to the Economic Crimes Unit have arrested a St. Petersburg woman for Fraudulent Use of Personal Identification Information.  

When:
The suspect was arrested at approximately 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 2, 2017.

The 77-year-old female victim reported her personal information had been used in an attempt to open a Capital One credit card online on April 4, 2017. 

Where:
The unauthorized online credit card account application was submitted from a computer at the Nina Harris Elementary School.

Why/How:

Detectives assigned to the Economic Crimes Unit have arrested a St. Petersburg woman for Fraudulent Use of Personal Identification Information.

According to detectives, the investigation began on April 4, 2017, when the 77-year-old female victim reported her personal information had been used in an attempt to open a Capital One credit card online.

During the course of the investigation, detectives discovered the unauthorized online credit card account application was submitted from a computer at Nina Harris Elementary School. Through various investigative techniques, detectives were able to identify the suspect as 55-year-old Michele J. Roe. Roe and the victim are co-workers at Nina Harris Elementary. Roe obtained the victim’s personal identification by accessing school records. Roe was an assistant bookkeeper at the elementary school.

The fraudulent credit card submitted by Roe was stopped prior to being mailed and there was no financial loss suffered by the victim.

On Monday, October 2, 2017, at about 11:00 a.m., detectives arrested Roe and she was charged with one count of Fraudulent Use of Personal Identification Information. Roe was transported to the Pinellas County Jail without incident.

Detectives believe there may be additional victims. If anyone has information on this investigation or has become a victim they are asked to call Detective Holden at the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office at (727) 582-6200.

The investigation continues.

Posted by Jessica Mackesy Tuesday, October 3, 2017 2:53:00 PM Categories: Property Crimes

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