Hillsborough charges five in burglary and theft ring

TAMPA — Five people, caught Tuesday with disguises and at least 19 different identification cards, are accused of running a burglary and theft ring.

Alerts were issued on Monday for two vehicles involved in an incident at the Bank of America at 14002 N Dale Mabry Highway. The Hillsborough Sheriff's Office said people in the cars tried to get cash with fraudulent identification.

Then on Tuesday, a deputy saw the suspect vehicles at a Days Inn near Busch Boulevard and 40th Street.

Authorities said they believed the suspects were committing auto burglaries and stealing identifications around Tampa, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale.

Deputies recovered several wigs and disguises they think the suspects were using to look similar to identities they had stolen.

The Sheriff's Office said all in custody admitted involvement.

It identified them as Kathleen M. Mahoney, 45, of Orlando, charged with identity theft, grand theft and petit theft; Travis Sharrod Bowles, 30, of Plantation, charged with auto burglary, grand theft and petit theft; Elizabeth Prather, 38, of Orlando, charged with probation violation, identity theft and grand theft; Derriane A. Woods, 28, of Lauderhill, charged with probation violation, auto burglary and grand theft; and Rodney G. Robillard, 33, of Sunrise, charged with auto burglary, grand theft and petit theft.

Hillsborough charges five in burglary and theft ring 07/27/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 12:24am]

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