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Deputies arrest another suspect in transcontinental crime ring based in Largo

LARGO — Authorities have arrested another suspect they say was part of transcontinental crime ring that duped several banks out of millions of dollars.

Kiril Dinev, 43, of Chicago, faces charges of racketeering and conspiracy to commit racketeering. Pinellas County sheriff's deputies arrested him Thursday.

Dinev, detectives said in an arrest warrant, took part in a ring based in Largo that used fake documents to get credit cards and luxury vehicles resold overseas for up to twice their value.

Detectives spent three years investigating the case, and in March rounded up many of the key players in the scheme. They are still seeking others, however.

All of those accused are from Bulgaria or other eastern European countries, officials said. Several entered the country legally and became U.S. citizens.

Dinev remained in the Pinellas County jail Friday in lieu of $500,000 bail.

Deputies arrest another suspect in transcontinental crime ring based in Largo 06/01/12 [Last modified: Saturday, June 2, 2012 2:18pm]
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