December 11, 2019
Three Tennessee Men Indicted and Arrested for Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft
On December 11, 2019, Karell Fabra was indicted in U.S. District Court, Nashville, Tennessee, for wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, and access device fraud. Federal agents arrested Fabra on December 12, 2019.
Fabra, along with others, allegedly conspired to operate an identity theft ring by using stolen credit and debit card account information to purchase diesel fuel and then sell it to commercial motor vehicle carriers. The investigation revealed that they used credit cards belonging to the Federal Aviation Administration, General Services Administration (GSA), and the State of Tennessee, as well as credit and debit card information from thousands of private citizens.
DOT-OIG is conducting this investigation with GSA-OIG, Tennessee Highway Patrol–CID, and U.S. Secret Service.
Note: Indictments, informations, and criminal complaints, are only accusations by the Government. All defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.