A 24-year-old Selbyville woman and three men from Florida each is facing nearly 100 criminal charges in connection with a series of vehicle break-ins and identity thefts in the Rehoboth Beach area.
All four were arrested Wednesday at the Econo Lodge in the 19000 block of Coastal Highway, according to Delaware State Police spokesman Cpl. Gary Fournier.
The arrests followed a nearly month-long investigation into a series of vehicle break-in along the Coastal Highway corridor between Feb. 1 and Feb. 26 in which thieves stole checks and identification cards they then used to acquire cash from various banks in Anne Arundel County Md.
Fournier said detectives determined the thieves would make the stolen checks payable to other victims and then use the victims’ identification cards to cash the checks.
The investigation eventually led police to Erin N. Jordan of Selbyville after she attempted to cash a check at County Bank on North Bedford Street in Georgetown on Monday, he said.
A teller at the bank determined the check was stolen but Jordan fled the area before police arrived.
Detectives were later able to identify Jordan and track her down to the Econo Lodge, where she was taken into custody.
Three men also staying at the motel were arrested after troopers determined they too were involved in the break-ins and identity thefts, Fournier said.
Those men include 27-year-old Coconut Creek, Fla., resident Rodney B. Moss, 24-year-old Fort Lauderdale, Fla., resident Javon A. Jackson, and 24-year-old Lauderhill, Fla., resident Anthony O. Dixon.
During a search of their motel room and car, troopers found a credit card reported as stolen on Tuesday, Fournier said.
Jordan, Moss, Jackson and Dixon each are facing 93 criminal charges ranging from burglary, theft, identity theft, forgery, conspiracy and resisting arrest.
Jordan is being held at the Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution in New Castle on a $46,500 cash bond.
Moss, Jackson and Dixon each are being held at the Sussex Correctional Institution on a $139,500 cash bond.