News Release: Florida Department of Law Enforcement
July 3, 2014
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.— Three women were arrested Thursday, July 3rd, for an organized retail theft of baby formula.
Alicia Tondreau-Leve, of Rockledge, Fla., allegedly operated a business on Craigslist named “Formula Mom.” According to the police investigation, Leve recruited Guilyanna Guzman, of Orlando, and Alexis Lyn Dattadeen, of New Port Richey, to help her steal baby formula and then ship it to New York, Wisconsin, and California. Leve allegedly made up to $2 million from this scheme.
"I am grateful to our law enforcement partners who helped dismantle this alleged retail theft ring who targeted local stores," said Attorney General Pam Bondi.
“Quality cases like this are a result of the strong partnerships within the Florida law enforcement community,” said FDLE Commissioner Gerald Bailey. “My appreciation to each officer and analyst who worked this case.”
“The Orange County Sheriff’s Office was glad to work with the Attorney General’s Statewide Prosecutor, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and several sheriff’s offices to bring to justice white-collar criminals who were preying on local grocery stores,” said Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings.
Each defendant is facing charges of Conspiracy to Commit Racketeering punishable to 30 years in prison. The Attorney General’s Office of Statewide Prosecution will prosecute this case. The Casselberry Police Department, Ocoee Police Department and Cape Coral Police Department assisted with this case.