Cops: Woman ran up $30K debt with false ID

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Sunday) - - Local - By Wayne K. Rous­tan wkrous­[email protected]­ or 954-356-4303 or Twit­ter @WayneRous­tan

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.

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