Walls and Thomas use GPS jammers to deceive Internet gaming facilities
Photo of the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office SUV (provided by the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office)
Lake City, Florida-Representatives arrested three men and a North Carolina woman on Thursday for allegedly trying to defraud money from Internet gaming facilities in Columbia County.
Gabrien Brooks, 25; Jordan Stoney, 23; Khadijah Thomas, 27; According to a copy of the arrest report obtained from News4Jax, 31 The year-old Brandon Walls (Brandon Walls) was arrested on suspicion of multiple fraud charges.
All four people were released from prison on Friday night.
According to reports, Walls and Thomas admitted that they had plans to visit Florida and used electronic jamming devices to deceive Internet gaming facilities.
The investigation began on Thursday afternoon, when members of Congress were called to a mall on Duval Street. After employees accused them of using a device to trick them into playing slot machines without investing any money in the machines, Brooks and Stoney were arrested in the store.
The arcade manager told investigators that he recognized Brooks and Stoney from other casinos, and said they came to another arcade he managed, and on Wednesday night, they used the machine to swindle $8,000. This time the manager said that he noticed that they were using jamming devices when they tried to charge $900 from the game table.
According to the arrest report, the manager called 911 to report the man, and then he and the security department locked the door and let these men continue business until the authorities arrived. Members of Congress retrieved equipment believed to be jammers and large amounts of cash.
Less than 30 minutes later, there was a theft in the second arcade game. A security guard working there told investigators that three people entered the mall and used GPS Jammer. This became apparent after employees received a warning that the machine had been tampered with.
Two of these people were later identified as Walls and Thomas, and they were still in business when members of Congress arrived. After searching her vehicle, six devices that the authorities believed were electronic jamming devices were found. It is said that a third person who was not arrested left the arcade after learning that law enforcement officers had been requested.
A mall worker told investigators that she was skeptical of Walls, Thomas and the third person because they paid more than $100 for tickets every few minutes. She said she believes that the three were defrauded of more than $2,200 in the transaction.
On Friday afternoon, the third person was still staying with Walls and Thomas.
As a business, we don't want people to use jammers to do illegal things!