PCSO Southwest District General Crimes detectives charged a Winter Haven man today with 50 felony and 28 misdemeanor charges after they found numerous fake driver's licenses, counterfeit checks, and stolen mail inside his vehicle.
The identity theft case began after Lakeland Police responded to the Wal-Mart on US 98 North and arrested Glen Edward Snell, DOB 3/1/67, of 820 3rd Street Lake Ida in Winter Haven, on January 30, 2003, after he tried to pass a counterfeit check there. Once Snell was in jail on 11 charges ranging from Probation Violations and Uttering a Forged Instrument, to Possession of Fictitious Driver's License and Grand Theft, PCSO detectives received information about property within Snell's vehicle, a Jeep Cherokee, that he left parked in the Wal-Mart parking lot. Inside the Jeep, detectives found the following:
In all, a minimum of 66 victims have been
identified, and over $15,000 has been stolen by Snell. He is still
in jail on the January arrest, and now will be charged by affidavits by
PCSO for these offenses, for a total of 78 new charges. The General
Crimes Unit detectives worked in conjunction with U.S. Postal Inspector
Myles Watson on this case.
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