16 people from Houston area arrested in rental car fraud operation

16 people from Houston area arrested in rental car fraud operation

HOUSTON - A total of 16 people from the Houston area were arrested and accused of carrying out an elaborate rental car fraud operation in different states. 

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Nevada, the suspects would rent cars then take them across state lines to sell for cash.

They're accused of stealing the rental cars from Calif, Nev., Ariz., Texas, Tenn. and Fla. The indictment states the crimes took place from July 2015 to April 2017.

The total value of all the cars stolen is a little more than $1 million.

Investigators said the suspects would place advertisements to sell the stolen cars on Craigslist and OfferUp, and then brag about their crimes on social media. The suspects were allegedly members and associates of a gang.

The suspects face charges of conspiracy to commit transportation of stolen vehicles and wire fraud, transportation of stolen vehicles/sale or receipt of stolen vehicles and wire fraud.

Below are the names of the suspects charged in the crime:

Channing Williams, 27, of Missouri City
Everly James, 27, of Houston
Korregan Washington, 28, of Houston
Keenan St. Hillaire, 26, of Missouri City
Maurice Lewis, 22, of Missouri City
Kaleb Louis, 23, of Missouri City
Cody Williams-Jackson, 18, of Missouri City
Torren James, 25, of Houston
Dominique Washington, 24, of Missouri City
Demani Dancy, 21, of Houston
Trevionne Williams, 21, of Houston
Casey Walters Jr., 25, of Houston
Keith Bell, 24, of Missouri City
Denzel Campbell, 26, of Houston
Trevaughn James, 21, of Missouri City
Daniel Wilson, 24, of Missouri City

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