Tuesday, June 14, 2016 10:22 AM
A suspect who fraudulently purchased vehicles and other items valued at more than one million dollars is now in custody facing felony charges of scheming to defraud. Armani Delosrios, (DOB 09/03/1965) could face up to 30 years in prison if found guilty.
On June 1, 2016 detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division responded to a local car dealer located on West King Street for a complaint involving a worthless check. The investigation revealed a suspect identified as Delosrios who allegedly purchased two vehicles from the business using fraudulent checks to cover the more than $80,000 price. Further investigation revealed Delosrios attempted to defraud a local bank by fraudulently depositing $850,000 to create a new account using bogus funds from another account. “This individual has a history of this type of activity,” said Sgt. Bill Mills of the Criminal Investigations Division. “He’s been doing this since the early 90’s and managed to get away with it until now.”
In an interview with detectives, Delosrios stated he wrote the checks knowing there was no money in the bank to cover them, “because they were stupid enough to take them.”
Delosrios was taken into custody at the Fort Pierce Police Department on June 11th and was later transported to the Brevard County Detention Center where he is currently being held under a $50,000 bond.