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Camp Verde Marshals Arrest Multiple Suspects In Connection With Many Cases Of Identity And Credit Card Theft

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Over the weekend, a Yavapai County Sheriff’s detective was informed a stolen credit card was used for a 15-thousand dollar bond on an inmate, named Kelsey Scott. The same suspect who used the stolen credit card also attempted 20 times to bond out another inmate, Ashley Trancygier, with 13 other stolen credit cards. The detective immediately contacted those who claimed their credit card information had been stolen. Then on Monday, Camp Verde Marshals officials made a routine traffic stop in the parking lot of the Camp Verde Jail, where they found Brandon Wigington, the man suspected of stealing credit cards. When searching the vehicle, officials found drugs and a room key for a Sedona hotel. Officials arrested Wigington for drug possession. Authorities served a search warrant at a Sedona hotel. Detectives found drugs and paraphernalia, evidence of credit card and identity theft, as well as Kelsey Scott at the hotel. Officials believe there are hundreds, if not thousands of victims. The hotel room itself was purchased with stolen credit cards. Further investigation shows the theft was completed on the “Dark Web” by Wigington. He is now facing charges for possession of a forgery device, aggravated identity theft, fraudulent use of a credit card, possession of a dangerous drug, and fraud schemes. Both Scott and Trancygier are also facing charges for conspiring to commit fraud and aggravated identity theft. The case is still under investigation.