Cops: Woman ran up $30K debt with false ID
A 25-year-old North Lauderdale woman is facing grand theft and fraud charges after opening three credit card accounts and renting an apartment using a false identity, police said.
Sade Alexis Crooks was arrested and accused of running up nearly $30,000 in debt using the name Rochel Pashi, according to court records.
Between February and March 2017, she opened credit card accounts online with Synchrony Bank, Chase Bank and Discover Financial with credit limits of between $1,250 and $12,000, investigators said.
In June 2017, Crooks used a fake Social Security number and a Florida driver’s license with her picture and the name Rochel Pashi to rent an apartment from Innovo Living on Atlantic in Coral Springs, police said.
Crooks moved out in September 2017 and left her mother’s home as a forwarding address. Crooks owed Innovo Living $7,405 so property managers eventually went to the police, records showed.
In June 2018, investigators questioned Crook’s mother who recognized her daughter’s picture on the fake driver’s license. She also recognized the name Rochel Pashi from the debt collection notices she had been receiving in the mail, but thought they were being sent to the wrong address, police said.
Crooks was tracked down in Coral Springs and arrested Friday. At her first court appearance Saturday, she was ordered held in the Broward County Jail on $16,500 bond, records show.