Seven people from Georgia have been arrested on identity theft and forgery charges as part of their participation in an international fraud group operating in the Naperville area, police said Friday.
Authorities said the group posted fictitious listings on Craigslist and produced more than 50 fraudulent money/wire transfers, 62 counterfeit identification cards and numerous passports.
And, police said they found a makeshift lab in the area that contained computers and specialized printers used to make the fake IDs.
The seven individuals arrested are believed to be part of a larger crime group operating out of Eastern Europe, police said.
Those charged are Alicia Y. Jordan, 38, of Clarkston, Ga.; Darrick, L. Jordan, 23, of Decatur, Ga.; Jacqueline C. Gibson, 46, of Decatur, Ga.; Rickey L. Gibson, 43, of Atlanta; Decopeland S. Harris, 41, of Conley Ga.; Sierra S. Chambers, 25; of Decatur, Ga.; and Shanekie D. Head, 28, of Scottsdale, Ga.
They are currently being held at DuPage County jail.