A suspected member of the ‘Felony Lane Gang’ is arrested in Janesville.
On Thursday at approximately 1:30 p.m., a suspect cashed a stolen check in the amount of $1,600 at the Chase Bank on North Arch Street in Janesville.
An employee called the North Wright Road branch to advise them, in case the suspect showed up there.
Sure enough, a hour later, the teller at the N. Wright Road branch recognized the suspect and contacted police as the suspect waited for the check to be cashed.
Officers from the Janesville Police Department arrived and took Theresa L. Bryson, 36, of Hulbert, Oklahoma, into custody.
The preliminary investigation showed that Bryson was cashing checks that were stolen from an Elmhurst, Illinois resident who had left her checkbook in a car at a local dog park the day before.
Bryson was using fake ID’s and was driving a rental car with Florida plates. She had used Velcro to attach a Wisconsin license plate over the top of the Florida plate.
The methods she employed are commonly used by the ‘Felony Lane Gang’, a group of several men and women from Florida who were allegedly breaking into vehicles, stealing checks, ID and credit cards, and then taking money from the victims’ accounts. Members of the gang have been traveling across the United States for over 10 years, defrauding banks and victimizing people..
Bryson was charged with Unauthorized Use of Personal ID. She is being held in the Rock County Jail.