Tennessee Highway Patrol Criminal Investigative Division Serves 20 Arrest WarrantsIndividuals used false identifications to gain employment
MEMPHIS --- Today, the Tennessee Highway Patrol’s (THP) Criminal Investigative Division (CID) arrested 20 individuals who presented fraudulent identification documents to gain employment at Expeditors International in Memphis.
A CID identity crimes investigation concluded these individuals presented fraudulent permanent resident and social security cards as well as Tennessee driver licenses to gain employment. CID signed arrest warrants for Forgery and Criminal Simulation on each of the accused.
“Identity theft has become a huge problem across the country,” THP Colonel Tracy Trott said. “The THP has a dedicated unit to investigate these types of fraudulent crimes in Tennessee. We will continue to arrest and prosecute these criminals that intend to steal the identity of our citizens. “
The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security’s (www.TN.Gov/safety) mission is to serve, secure, and protect the people of Tennessee.