When authorities pull someone over in a traffic stop, they often run a background check using that person’s identification information. Recently, authorities outside the state of Florida did so, and ended up arresting the man involved because of an outstanding warrant connected to a white collar crime incident. The crimes the man is said to have committed include stolen money and illicit use of another individual’s personal identity information.
The 42-year-old man was pulled over for a suspected traffic offense. Moments later, he was under suspicion as a fugitive from justice. It appears that when the officer making the traffic stop ran the man’s ID through the system, a warrant for his arrest in Florida showed up.
The warrant had reportedly been issued in September 2016. It is related to two claimed incidents of fraudulent use of an elderly person’s personal identity information. Allegations against the man also include one count of monetary theft. It is not known whether the man and the alleged victim know each other on a personal basis.
Police in Virginia arrested the man at the scene, then contacted Florida authorities. It was determined that an extradition would be sought to transport the man back to this state to face the charges against him. He is said to have waived his right to an extradition hearing. In light of that fact, he was placed in a correctional facility until arrangements can be made for his return to Florida. During this type of interim, it is common for a person accused of a white collar crime to request a meeting with a criminal attorney in order to explore any options that might be available for building a strong defense.
Source: thewesterlysun.com, “Fugitive in Florida theft arrested in Richmond stop”, Jason Vallee, Nov. 3, 2016