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Member of 'Felony Lane Gang' arrested in Milton
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Member of 'Felony Lane Gang' arrested in Milton

MILTON, Ga. -- A Florida woman arrested in Milton last week may be a member of the national Felony Lane Gang of people who steal women's identities, the Milton Police Department announced Friday.

Investigators said 43-year-old Kelly Marie Mazon-Perez of Pompano Beach was taken into custody Jan. 13 while trying to cash a stolen check at the RBC Bank on Ga. 9.

When she was arrested, Mazon-Perez was wearing a red wig, reportedly to look like the woman in the photo on a stolen Chapel Hill, N.C. driver's license found in her possession. The checks Mazon-Perez was trying to cash had been stolen in Miami Beach, Fla.

Milton Police said that Mazon-Perez confessed to being part of the Felony Lane Gang. Members of this group break into cars at daycare centers and parks, looking for checks, credit cards and driver's licenses belonging to suburban women. They then recruit women to cash the stolen checks by giving them wigs to match the people in the ID photos, and stolen cars to make it more difficult to link them to multiple crimes.

The "Felony Lane" is in reference to the farthest drive-thru teller lane at a bank, where it is easier for gang members to hide their true identifies from bank employees.

Mazon-Perez told police that she had committed similar crimes in Trenton, N.J. and Philadelphia. She gave Secret Service agents information that allowed them to track down additional gang members to a hotel near Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Mazon-Perez was charged with six crimes, including forgery. She remains in the Fulton County Jail on $13,000 bond.

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