Jared Akins with the Bulloch County Sheriff’s office said in a press release investigators were contacted by a resident of Woodshole Circle December 19 that his checking account had been compromised and used to make make multiple purchases from Amazon.com After obtaining court orders for information from Amazon, Investigator Dusty Williams was able to determined the merchandise had been shipped to Foxridge Apts under the name of a male.
Deputies executed a search on the apartment and seized multiple items purchased with the fraudulently obtained information. Shabrina Maybell Fields, 23 yoa of Packinghouse Rd Statesboro Ga, was taken into custody at that time. Akins said investigation into the male subject to whom the property had been shipped revealed that he had also been a victim of Fields’ ID theft and that Fields had used his name and address to take receipt of the stolen merchandise.
Shabrina Fields is charged with 40 counts of Financial Identity Fraud, 37 counts of Printing Executing or Negotiating Fictitious Checks, 2 counts of Financial Transaction Card Fraud, and 1 count of providing False Statements and Writings. She is currentlyheld at the Bulloch County Jail with no bond pending further judicial proceedings.
Sheriff Anderson encourages all citizens to monitor their bank and credit card information closely to detect Identity Theft early.