Madison Co. stop leads to two arrests on 55 counts of identity theft

| January 6, 2016
Madison County Sheriff's Office

Madison County Sheriff’s Office

MADISON, Fla. – Two Florida men were arrested Monday following a traffic stop that led to the reported discovery of marijuana, a firearm and multiple items commonly used for identity theft.

Fatai Balogun, 33, of Hollywood and Adedayo Fateru, 32, of Miami were reportedly stopped on Interstate 10 at approximately 2:38 p.m. for multiple traffic violations, reports The Madison News.

Investigators reportedly found 36 grams of marijuana, a large heat-sealed brick of US currency, a .40 caliber handgun, 20 stolen credit cards and multiple other items used for identity theft which indicated multiple victims.

Balogun and Fateru were charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of personal identification information, six counts of possession of counterfeit credit cards, three counts of possession of fictitious identification cards, 55 counts of possession of stolen credit/debit cards and 55 counts of possession of identification information of other persons, reports stated.

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