Brent Michael Acord (Credit: Collier County Sheriff's Office)

Fort Myers man arrested for fraud scheme, Collier County deputies say

A 38-year-old Fort Myers man was arrested by Collier County deputies for allegedly “engaging in a complex fraud scheme across Southwest Florida.”

Brent Michael Acord was arrested on Monday on charges of grand theft over $750 and criminal use of personal identification, according to a Facebook post by the Collier County Sheriff’s Office.

Detectives say Acord stole someone’s identity and then used to open a credit account online.

With the account, a fake license, fake credit cards and a fake credit score, he purchased three generators from a Johne Deere dealer in Naples, the sheriff’s office said.

Acord was arrested for similar charges in Sept. 2020 in connection to a criminal case in Sarasota County, the sheriff’s office said.

In that case, he stole someone else’s identity and used it to purchase a vehicle for more than $20,000. In December, he used the same identification to  purchase a $30,000 powersports vehicle.

 

Writer:Melissa Montoya
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