FBI: woman sold false identities to gang members who managed to rent luxury apartments in New York; she had thousands of dollars in her house

Latoya Williams was arrested on suspicion of selling stolen identities to rent luxury apartments to gang members in New York City.

Business was so prosperous that the 35-year-old woman drove a luxury Bentley car and lived in a luxury Manhattan building overlooking the Hudson, authorities allege.

When federal agents arrested her Wednesday they found hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash in her apartment. in Waterline Square at W. 61st St. on the Upper West Side, reported Daily News.

a rugged murder in Queens helped the FBI unravel Williams’ plan, according to a complaint filed in Brooklyn Federal Court. It all started when NYPD found inside a car the riddled body shot by Tyrone Jones, a member of the “Makk Balla Brims” gang, during a snowfall on February 7, 2021.

A phone search of the deceased 37-year-old turned up correspondence with Williams’ number, which was listed as “Toya Apartments” on his contact list, according to the complaint. jones was shot dead by Isaiah Stokes, actor of the series “Law and order: SVU” in a fight over a woman, police and prosecutors said when he was arrested in July last year.

Williams had been running the rental scam since at least 2020. and “used forged identification documents, pay stubs, tax documents, and other forged documents to obtain property leases and utilities in luxury apartment buildings in and around New York City,” according to the complaint.

Along with the stash of cash, which FBI agents found on a bed frame, authorities also found two expensive watches during your home search: one valued at $170,000 and the other between $150,000 and $200,000.

Las victims whose identities he stole they have been targeted by lawsuits and debt collection services, trying to recover months of unpaid rent. and the police found five guns hidden in a Brooklyn apartment that she rented from the “Wood City” gang, prosecutors said.

At her arraignment Wednesday, Assistant US Attorney James McDonald requested that Williams be held without bail, describing her as a “serious flight risk” because of her access to easy money, fake IDs, and gang members willing to help her.

But Sanket Magistrate Judge Bulsara ordered Williams released on $250,000 bail secured by her sister and ordered monitor all your emails and cell phones as a condition of his release. Her unnamed sister was also named her “outside custodian,” which means she could go to jail for criminal contempt if Williams violates the terms of her release.

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