10 August, 2022

They arrested three people who stole the identity of victims of the Miami landslide

This aerial photo shows part of the 12-story oceanfront Champlain Towers South Condo that collapsed early Thursday, June 24, 2021 in Surfside, Fla. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)

Almost 100 people lost their lives because of the collapse. Source: (Twitter)
Editorial Dept. Voz de la Diaspora

Police in the United States have arrested three people accused of stealing the identities of several victims of the Champlain Towers collapse in Miami, in which dozens of people died. It is suspected that a criminal network stole the identity of at least five victims, to open bank accounts and make purchases on your behalf.

Kimberly Michelle Johnson de 34 years. The charges against him are: organized conspiracy to defraud and identity theft.

The arrests occur two months after the tragedy, where 98 people were left in the rubble. The reason for the collapse remains unclear and experts suggest there could be structural and design flaws in the building., this has not been confirmed by the authorities of Miami.

The reasons for the collapse are still under investigation.. Source: (Twitter)

The relatives of the deceased denounced that the thieves were taking out credit cards in the name of the victims and that was when they began the investigations.. The sister of one of the victims explained that she noticed strange emails arriving on her sister's iPad and suspected something was up..

Password changes are in the received messages, reopening of bank accounts and credit cards, withdrawal of money and purchases that meant a large disbursement of funds.