Third suspect arrested in Largo PD’s scheme to defraud case

From left, Mohammed Salti, Faiz Salti and Marquita Bradley

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office arrested the third suspect in a scheme to defraud case April 4.

Largo police arrested two Tampa residents April 2 after concluding a three-year investigation into a large-scale scheme to defraud involving more than $500,000 in losses. At that time, a third suspect remained at large and a warrant had been issued for his arrest.

According to a press release from Largo police, the suspects participated in a complex scheme that defrauded local business owners and major creditors. Police say the three used fictitious information and identities to secure credit with multiple sources and then defaulted on the outstanding debt.

In at least one instance, the fraudulently obtained credit was used to boost the apparent value of a business that was then sold for an inflated price to the victims.

Marquita Bradley, 35, was booked into the Pinellas County Jail April 2 on one count of scheme to defraud and one count of cheating. Bail was set at $20,000. She was released on surety bond April 4.

Mohammed Salti, 25, was booked into the county jail the same day and charged with conspiracy to commit scheme to defraud. Bail was set at $100,000. He was released on surety bond April 3.

Faiz Salti, 35, of Tampa was booked into the jail April 4 on one count of scheme to defraud over $50,000 and one count of cheating. Bail was set at $525,000. He was released on surety bond April 4.