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Wells' fake IDs
Weaver's fake IDs
FLOWOOD Miss. - Two women are behind bars after authorities say they were a part of an elaborate iPhone scam that also involved fake IDs.
Employees at the Radio Shack in Flowood alerted police of Brena'e Weaver and Keayra Wells and they were arrested. They are both from Michigan.
Lt. Ricky McMillian said Weaver and Wells met an unidentified man in Atlanta who gave them about $3,000 each with several IDs fake IDs. The licenses did contain photos of the two suspects, but with different names. the names were fake. had the two suspects photos on them with different names.
The unidentified man set up fake accounts at Verizon and gave them locations to go to.
McMillian said Wells and Weaver would go to different stores, upgrade phone services, buy a new iPhone for about $100, and then add an additional phone line to get a second iPhone.
Police said they would ship them to the unidentified man and he would sell them online for about $500 per phone. McMillian said they went to the Verizon store in Pearl, but the employees found it suspicious and sent a notice to other stores in the area.
So when the two showed up to the Radio Shack in Flowood, they called police.
Police say that one of the suspects had 13 IDs, and the other one had 11. They were also able to seize about $5,400.
The suspects only used one ID at the store so they are each charged with one count of identity theft.
McMillan said once they are indicted, they could also possibly face one count of conspiracy to commit a felony. Weaver will also be charged with accessory after the fact.