Miami Couple Arrested in Organized Fraud Investigation in Spring Hill

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Miami Couple Arrested in Organized Fraud Investigation in Spring Hill

Tue, 09/01/2020 - 10:30
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Media Release

September 1, 2020

Security personnel at Cellular Sales Corporate contacted the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office in regards to possible identity theft occurring at a Spring Hill authorized dealer.

Security personnel indicated an employee was helping two individuals identified as Joshua Lorenzo DOB/08-27-1998 and Jolena Montano DOB/08-20-1999 obtain numerous cell phones using fraudulent identities.

An investigation ensued, and on Aug. 28 the two suspects were arrested when they arrived at the Verizon Authorized Retailer – Cellular Sales store located at 4160 Commercial Way to pick up the phones.

Lorenzo faces charges of Grand Theft over $20,000, Organized Fraud over $20,000, Criminal Use of Personal Identification Information, and Unlawful Use of a Two-Way Communication Device. His bond was set at $24,000.

Montano was charged with Organized Fraud over $20,000. Her bond was set at $15,000.

The employee will likely face Organized Fraud charges, pending further investigation.

The suspects, who reside in Miami, had their vehicle towed from the business. Detectives noted a strong odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle.

Both Lorenzo and Montano indicated there was marijuana inside the vehicle. Detectives plan to obtain a search warrant to examine the contents of the vehicle.

The investigation is ongoing, and additional charges are pending further investigation.

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