- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 23, 2015

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State authorities say an elaborate $5 million scheme involving fake Social Security cards and more than 300 stolen identities circulating through a bogus “credit repair” company led to a Baton Rouge man’s arrest.

The Advocate reports (https://bit.ly/1V9kBRn) 24-year-old Donald Lonnell Batiste was booked Tuesday on counts of felony racketeering and one count of criminal conspiracy to commit racketeering

Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said in a news release that Batiste is the man behind Best Inc., a company billing its services as a means to overcome bad credit.

Caldwell says Batiste also worked with some 13 professional forgers to fabricate counterfeit Social Security cards, bank statements, utility bills and tax documents.

Online jail records do not list an attorney for Batiste

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Information from: The Advocate, https://theadvocate.com

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