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Seven suspects named in DCF data breach in Sarasota County

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Posted at 2:22 PM, Jul 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-02 14:23:00-04

SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. -- Seven people are facing charges in a connection with a statewide Department of Children and Family Services data breach.

Detectives launched their investigation back in May. They say suspects used personal information of more than 2,000 victims to open credit card accounts.

The suspects then allegedly made $260,000 worth of purchases.

Detectives say a DCF employee sent suspects personal information from the state's database to open fake credit card accounts.

Five suspects are already in custody:

  • Bertanicy Garcia, DOB 02/27/71, of Miami, is charged with two counts of Criminal Use of Personal Identification More than 30 Times.
  • Jose Perez, DOB 10/30/75, of Hialeah, is charged with Criminal Use of Personal identification Information and Grand Theft Less Than $5,000.
  • Nelson Cobo-Hernandez, DOB 06/08/081, of Miami, is charged with Principal to Criminal Use of Personal Identification More than 30 Times.
  • Junior Perodin Verges, DOB 10/11/74, of Hialeah, is charged with Criminal Use of Personal Identification Information Greater than $5,000.
  • Marcos Cobo-Gonzalez, DOB 11/30/88, of Miami, is charged with Principal to Criminal Use of Personal Identification More than 30 Times.
  • Deputies are still looking for two suspects:
  • Eduardo Lamigueiro, DOB 08/05/75, of Miami, is wanted by authorities. Warrants have been issued for his arrest. He is charged with Criminal Use of Personal Identification More than 30 Times, Criminal Use of Personal Identification Information, and Grand Theft Less than $5,000.
  • Roxana Ruiz, DOB 09/11/80, of Miami, is wanted by authorities. Warrants have been issued for her arrest. She is charged is charged with Principal to Criminal Use of Personal Identification More than 30 Times.