Nine people have been charged with defrauding dozens of residents at assisted living facilities in South Carolina. 201 warrants for nine suspects, charging them with either financial identity fraud and/or exploitation of a vulnerable adult. According to the Spartanburg Sheriff’s Office, at least 45 residents from Summit Hills, Woodland Place and the Charles Lea Center lost more than $100,000 collectively. Officials dubbed it a “criminal enterprise,” involving the re-selling of smart phones. The victims became aware when they started getting bills in May 2019 for mobile phones they hadn’t purchased.
Investigators said one of the suspects, Tamara Marqueeshia Shardana Taylor, worked at all three facilities. Taylor confessed to taking pictures of the residents’ intake sheets, which had their birth dates and social security numbers, and sending them to another suspect, Joshua Jonathan Rashaad Glenn. Glenn would take the residents’ information to Walmart stores and Target and would then pay third party Verizon or AT&T representatives to “force” the identification portion of wireless phone contracts.
Deputies said Glenn posted to Facebook, asking for assisted living facility employees to contact him, and recruited seven people through it.
Eight of the suspects have been arrested, but Glenn is still at large.
- Dushawn Michael Woodson, Spartanburg, a Verizon/AT&T representative at Target
- Tiffany Marie Griffith, Spartanburg, another Target employee
- Tamara Shante Carson, Inman
- Davien Montrell Rodgers, Taylors, a Walmart Verizon representative
- Rajshunda Chenell Ojayeria Holmes, Spartanburg
- Clifford Ulyess Brown, Wellford
- Malik Divine Gray, Inman, a Walmart Verizon representative
The sheriff’s office told WSPA that they had identified five additional potential suspects.