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LCSO: Persons of interest identified in theft case

October 10, 2012
Lehigh Acres Citizen

As a result of several anonymous tips called in to Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers, detectives have identified two individuals who have been named as persons of interest in the theft of credit cards.

The credit cards were subsequently used in a series of fraudulent purchases.

Dustin Oran Ballentine, 28, and Jordan Nicole Cullen, 23, are being sought for questioning in the Sept. 14 case, in which stolen credit cards were used at area businesses.

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Dustin Oran Ballentine

On Sept. 14, 2012 deputies responded to a report of a vehicle burglary in the 9000 block of Estero River Circle in Estero. The victim discovered the burglary after receiving a call from the bank regarding numerous fraudulent charges on her credit cards.

The investigation revealed the suspects made purchases in Fort Myers, the Edison Mall and Cape Coral. They purchased two iPads for more than $500 each at a Target in the Cape.

Detectives assigned to the case were able to obtain video of a man and a woman involved in the fraudulent credit card usage.

Anonymous tips may also be made online at:, or can be made by texting tips to CRIMES (274637) using the keyword REWARD.

Source: Lee County Sheriff's Office



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