4 Fla. men arrested in Pa. on ID theft charges


Published: Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at 11:44 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at 11:44 a.m.

BENSALEM, Pa. — Four Florida men have been charged with running a multistate identity theft operation out of a suburban Philadelphia motel room.

Bensalem police say they recovered documents — including licenses and credit cards — listing the names of about 100 victims when they made the arrests Monday.

Police charged 31-year-old Earl Johnson, 30-year-old Armone Stanley, 22-year-old Ronny Lodge and 23-year-old Javaris Williams with hundreds of counts including identity theft and conspiracy. They are being held on $100,000 bail.

Johnson, Armone and Lodge are from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Williams is from Plantation, Fla.

Police say the documents came from victims in Pennsylvania, Florida, Delaware, Georgia, New Jersey and Connecticut.

Investigators believe the men are part of a larger operation.

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