Burleigh County arrest warrants have been issued for three people police say are part of a national group that targets parking lots and steals identification cards, checks, and credit and debit cards, mostly from vehicles belonging to white females.
The warrants were issued for LeAnn Greene, 27, of Ocean Gate, N.J.; and Elena Sosa, 30, and Henry Harp, 28, of Pompano Beach, Fla. They allegedly are part of a group known to law enforcement as the "Felony Lane Gang," which police say has about 600 members. They’ve been around since the early 2000s, and their activity has been confirmed in 40 states, a police affidavit says.
Once gang members have stolen ID and financial cards, they use them to make purchases or to cash checks, sometimes altering their appearance to look like the person on the identifying documents, according to authorities.
Police say Greene and Sosa cashed several checks -- some made out for as much as $2,000 -- in Bismarck in November 2018 and January 2019, using stolen checks with forged signatures and stolen ID cards. The two are each charged with two counts of felony unauthorized use of identifying information, theft and forgery.
Harp rented the cars used on the days the checks were cashed, police allege. He is charged with six felony conspiracy counts and two counts of misdemeanor facilitation of forgery.
Bank security video, known photos and state-issued driver’s licenses were used to identify the three, police say. No attorneys are listed for them in court documents.
Reach Travis Svihovec at 701-250-8260 or Travis.Svihovec@bismarcktribune.com
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