MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A woman from Miami-Dade was taken into custody on Wednesday after the police discovered more than twenty stolen credit cards and government IDs in her vehicle during a traffic stop.
Based on the arrest report, Dairene Carrion, 26, is facing multiple charges, including 29 counts of possessing stolen credit cards, three counts of fraudulent use of personal identification, possession of a counterfeit vehicle identification number (VIN)/decal, and driving with a suspended license.
Miami-Dade police were investigating an area they considered to be a “high crime area” between Southwest Fifth Street and Southwest 63rd Avenue in West Miami when they noticed Carrion driving slowly and making multiple turns in various blocks.
Detectives attempted to initiate a traffic stop, but Carrion abruptly turned into a dark alley behind closed businesses just north of Southwest Eighth Street.
As the vehicle parked behind a closed business at 6505 SW Eighth St., the police conducted a traffic stop.
According to the report, as the police approached the vehicle, Carrion tried to exit her car.
Further investigation revealed that Carrion’s driver’s license had been suspended since December 26, 2017. Additionally, she had an expired registration and a decal that belonged to a Toyota with Florida Tag NERH36.
During an inventory search of the vehicle prior to towing, the police discovered several credit cards with different names and multiple Florida licenses belonging to two male Florida residents.
Carrion could not provide a satisfactory explanation for possessing the IDs and credit cards, claiming that an unknown individual had left them in her car.
According to jail records, Carrion was arrested and taken to the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center. Her bond was set at $35,500.