(from left) Marlon Torres, Juan Johnny Marrero and Iris Lizeth Torres have each been charged with 13 counts of identity fraud and 13 counts of computer invasion of privacy.
Photo: Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office
Photo: Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office

Cops: Gwinnett trio busted in 2-year identity fraud phone selling scam

Gwinnett County police have arrested three people in an alleged two-year identity fraud scheme that involved buying and reselling cell phones.

Marlon Torres, 23; Juan Johnny Marrero, 27; and Iris Lizeth Torres, 27, have each been charged with 13 counts of identity fraud and 13 counts of computer invasion of privacy. Police do not know if Marlon Torres and Iris Torres are related. Marrero is a Lawrenceville resident and Iris Torres lives in Norcross; Marlon Torres didn’t have an address listed in jail logs.


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Starting in January 2016, the trio used victims’ identifying information and accessed their Sprint and AT&T Wireless accounts,  making themselves authorized users, police said. Then, the trio would go to local stores selling Apple products and buy phones, laptops and other items using victims’ Sprint and AT&T accounts, according to police. Those products were then sold for a cash profit, police said. 

Marrero and Marlon Torres are currently being held without bond at the Gwinnett County Detention Center. Iris Torres has not yet been arrested on these charges.


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It all started on Monday when the officer pulled over to help what he thought was just a stranded driver.

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