Fraud Alert in Georgia Leads to Arrest at Tallahassee Bank

By: LCSO Release
By: LCSO Release

Tallahassee, Florida - May 25, 2011 -

In 2010, Erica Johnson, who lives in DeKalb County, Georgia, became aware that someone was
attempting to open fraudulent accounts in her name. When Johnson learned this information, she
activated a fraud alert on her personal information with the credit bureaus and filed a report with law
enforcement in DeKalb County.

On May 23, 2011, Sun Trust Bank Corporate Security noticed the fraud alert on Johnson’s information and contacted the Leon County Sheriff’s Office after a loan application was submitted in her name.
The loan application was submitted in Georgia, with a request that it be completed in Tallahassee. On May 24, 2011, Financial Crimes detectives from the Leon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Nikia J.
Daniels, 24, after she completed the $5,200.00 automobile loan at the Sun Trust Bank on Monroe Street.

Detectives learned that Johnson and Daniels went to school together in Georgia, but have not been in
contact since 2004. At the time of her arrest, Daniels had other documentation in Johnson’s name with

This investigation is continuing and additional charges are likely.

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  • by JB on May 26, 2011 at 06:11 AM
    She walked right into that 'trap' to get arrested. Get your own identity and stop stealing other people's identity.
  • by dr. phill Location: hear and there on May 25, 2011 at 07:51 PM
    haveall the women in the USA gone crazy?
  • by Jim Location: Tallahassee on May 25, 2011 at 04:21 PM
    It's always good when a friend stays in touch with another friend, even in a roundabout, "steal your identity" kind of way.....
  • by TIR on May 25, 2011 at 03:20 PM
    Just another thug, the only difference is this one tricked someone to give it a job.
  • by shnuk Location: alabama on May 25, 2011 at 12:53 PM
    i guess a black girl cant be pretty and smart at thesame time.
  • by anonymous on May 25, 2011 at 12:14 PM
    Why didn't she just ask her mother or father to co-sign on the loan with her instead of stealing an indentity?
  • by probation man Location: ga on May 25, 2011 at 11:50 AM
    but the criminal has all the rights. a little fine and probation. THE SYSTEM PROFITS AGAIN.
  • by John Deere Green Location: Tallahassee on May 25, 2011 at 11:34 AM
    She qualifies as Mayor of Tallahasse or County Commissioner with her experience in fraud.
    • reply
      by don'tforgetgov on May 25, 2011 at 01:32 PM in reply to John Deere Green
      and the Govovenor of Florida.
      • reply
        by Ya Ya on May 25, 2011 at 08:57 PM in reply to don'tforgetgov
        And David Harvey.
  • by Anonymous on May 25, 2011 at 10:52 AM
    Glad they caught her!
  • by Christi Location: Ga on May 25, 2011 at 09:27 AM
    It never ceases to amaze me how stupid people can be.
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