Brisco Arrested for Fraud
Florida rapper Brisco was arrested this week on eight federal charges linked to identity theft, fraud and selling counterfeit currency. Brisco, whose real name is British Mitchell, was apprehended on Wednesday (Dec. 7) morning at The Playhouse Gentlemen's Club in Hallandale Beach, according to the Sun-Sentinel.
Brisco has been accused of selling counterfeit money to an undercover agent and taking part in a fraud ring that operated in South Florida. The fraud ring allegedly took place between November 2015 and August 2016. Investigators claim the rapper was part of at least $200,000 worth of illegal activity.
The rapper told agents that he'd known there was a warrant out for his arrest since August. On Aug. 23, Brisco led law enforcement on two high-speed chases as two different agencies attempted to arrest him in Broward County and Miami-Dade County. The pursuit was called off for the safety concerns. Until Wednesday, Brisco had successfully evaded arrest by turning off the cellphone that agents were using to track him and going silent on social media.
Prosecutors say Brisco and his friends' identity theft and credit card fraud ring used deception to buy items at local home-improvement stores. The items were then sold to contractors at reduced prices.
Secret Service Agent Brian Lawson said Brisco was recorded on audio and video committing some of the offenses, such as selling counterfeit bills to an undercover agent. If convicted, Brisco faces a minimum of two years and nine months in federal prison, according to prosecutor Karen Stewart.
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