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Fraud suspects arrested in Essex following extensive search

Posted at 5:23 PM, Jun 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-18 17:46:17-04

ESSEX, Md. — Baltimore County Police arrested four suspects responsible for fraud in Essex.

At about 11:40 a.m. Wednesday, police responded to the TD Bank in the 1800 block of Eastern Boulevard for a fraud in progress.

The investigation determined that multiple suspects tried to pass a bad check at the bank. Further information received indicated that one of the suspects may have been armed with a gun.

A female suspect, identified as 52-year-old Danielle Guzzetti was arrested on the parking lot of the bank.

The investigation determined that Guzzetti and the three other suspects recently traveled from New York to Baltimore with the intentions of using fake identification cards to defraud various TD Bank facilitates and customers.

On Wednesday, the suspects drove together to TD Bank on Eastern Boulevard. Guzzetti used a fraudulent identification card at the drive-through teller, asking to be given a debit card associated with an account that did not belong to her.

Police say a bank employee recognized the woman's fraudulent actions and called police.

The three other suspects, identified as 22-year-old Denzil Bailey, 20-year-old Sha-lee Felder, and 19-year-old Lenny Smalls, were located during the search hiding together in the 1700 block of Earhart Road.

It caused an extended search of the area around Earhart Road, including local road closures.

All four suspects are charged with possession/use of a false government identification and displaying the government identification of another. They were all released on their own recognizance.

Baltimore County Officers are continuing the investigation into this incident.

Anyone who may have additional information on this incident is asked to contact police by calling the Essex Precinct at 410-887-0220. Callers may remain anonymous.