MANHATTAN BEACH (CBSLA.com) — Rapper Charles Tony Williamson, also known as Guerilla Black, was among a group arrested Wednesday on allegations of credit card fraud, Manhattan Beach police reported.
Several local and federal law enforcement agencies served search warrants at various locations to arrest the 35-year-old rapper, 41-year-old Dwanna LaShaun Franklin, of Torrance, 54-year-old Diana Lynn Waller, of Hawthorne, 34-year-old Rhazon Zaki Smith, of Hawthorne, 20-year-old Reiona Marie Cage, of Inglewood, and 23-year-old Myeisha Renee Leavell, of Los Angeles. Williamson was nabbed in Manhattan Beach.
The Manhattan Beach Police Department and U.S. Secret Service have been investigating the suspects for their alleged involvement in two credit card manufacturing operations.
Police suspect each “criminal enterprise” netted more than $20,000 per month and say that figure could be much higher.
The suspects are facing charges of bank fraud, aggravated identity theft and fraud in connection with computers, access device fraud, use of stolen credit card accounts, receiving stolen property and conspiracy.
Williamson, a Torrance resident, was out on pretrial release. In July, he was arrested and charged with credit card fraud in the state of Washington.