The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that two women have been arrested after brazenly targeting Atlanta area police and firefighters in an alleged ID theft scheme.
Atlanta PD spokeswoman Kim Jones told the AJC that Cintia Ximena Pedone, 30, and Dawnetta Patrice Underwood, 23, were arrested Friday and charged with multiple counts of identity theft and racketeering.
The two women pulled off their identity theft scheme by masquerading as insurance agents for AFLAC insurance, which holds contracts with the city of Atlanta.
Pedone and Underwood visited Atlanta police precincts, fire stations and MARTA police substations collecting personal information from officers, including their wives and children's names.
"The women advised that the city was changing its insurance options and offered AFLAC disability insurance, life insurance and health insurance supplements," Jones told the AJC.
Jones said that when the women went to the APD Zone 1 precinct, a lieutenant began to question them, "and eventually ejected them from his precinct," according to the AJC.
The lieutenant then called the city and learned that the women weren't affiliated with AFLAC.
Pedone was reached by cell phone and she agreed to come down to the police precinct to turn in the documents that she collected. She was arrested on the spot.
Underwood was arrested at the Embassy Suites Hotel near Atlanta Harstfield airport. The women are suspected of pulling the same cons in other cities.
They remain jailed on $55,000 bond each.
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