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Columbus gang member faces 20 charges of theft, fraud

Tresean Persaud, facing 20 theft, fraud charges
Tresean Persaud, facing 20 theft, fraud charges((Source: Muscogee County Sheriff's Office))
Updated: Apr. 23, 2020 at 10:20 AM EDT
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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - Columbus police have cleared nearly a dozen cases of car break-ins, theft and fraud with the arrest of a Columbus gang member.

The CPD Property Crimes Unit underwent several investigations into multiple reports of vehicle break-ins, automobile thefts and financial card theft and use during the first half of April.

19-year-old Tresean Marquez Persaud, a confirmed member of the Gangster Disciples, was identified as the first suspect in connection to several of those cases.

Persaud is connected to incidents in the following areas:

  • Sequoia Drive
  • Charter Oaks
  • Ritch Haven Drive
  • Robin’s Nest Subdivision
  • Schomburg Road
  • Weems Road

He is facing the following charges, clearing eleven cases:

  • Seven counts of entering an auto
  • Four counts of theft by taking (motor vehicle)
  • Four counts of financial transaction card fraud
  • Three counts of financial transaction card theft
  • Two counts of participation in criminal gang activity

Additional arrests are expected in connection to these cases.

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