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Traffic stop leads to discovery of mobile driver's license operation, over $43k in stolen checks

Posted: 6:16 PM, Apr 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-12 22:16:34Z
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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — Three people have been arrested after troopers caught them speeding on I-10 through Jefferson County with a driver's license printing machine and $44,000 worth of stolen checks in the car.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, troopers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for speeding on I-10 near mile marker 218 in Jefferson County on Thursday. When troopers approached, the vehicle they noticed the odor of marijuana coming from inside. Documents say this odor led troopers to search the vehicle.

During the search, troopers didn't find any marijuana but they did discover a mobile driver's license operation along with fraudulent licenses from multiple states.

Troopers also found a driver's license printing machine, two laptops, five cellphones, 45 blank Capital One Bank checks and nine stolen checks made out to Capital One Bank totaling $43,235. In addition, there was multiple stolen credit cards inside the vehicle.

According to documents, 30-year-old Brandon Brinson, 20-year-old Alexis Atkins and 38-year-old Marquis Chisholm were arrested and transported to the Jefferson County Jail.

They are all being charged with a series of fraud related felonies including sell, manufacture, and delivery of forged or stolen driver's license of ID and possession of false bank bill, check or draft note.

Authorities say the Secret Service was notified and will be conducting their investigation to result in federal charges.