ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. —
Three people are under arrest after being accused of stealing the identity of a sheriff’s deputy.
Investigators said Valerie Whiteman, Daniel Davidson and Chad Dove went to the East Orlando Harley-Davidson dealership on Tuesday.
The general manager told WESH 2 News Whiteman identified herself as a deputy from the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office in an attempt to buy a $ 12,000 Harley-Davidson bike on credit.
Brian Moseman said his employees knew something was wrong.
“So we got one form of ID, which was a copy of a driver’s license, so there’s a red flag there,” Moseman said, “From there, when we pressed them to get the two forms, they weren’t able to produce it and then left.”
Investigators said the suspects tried the same thing the very next day at a Harley-Davidson just off I-4.
According to the report from Orlando police, Whiteman again claimed to be a deputy in Seminole County in an attempt to buy the bike on credit.
When the dealership called the Sheriff’s Office, it was told a deputy’s identity had been stolen months ago.
The manager called police and all three suspects were arrested in the parking lot.
Whiteman, Dove and Davidson appeared in court Thursday morning and face multiple charges, including fraud and impersonation.