Motorcycle Gang Members Arrested for Insurance Fraud, Suspected of MurderInsurance Fraud — By Trace America on August 3, 2012 at 3:55 PM
Three homes in Arizona were raided by Department of Public Safety (DPS) detectives on August 2nd in the hopes of finding clues that could link a national motorcycle gang to insurance fraud –or even a murder.
The insurance fraud arrests happened later on in the day, with three people being arrested for stripping a car and then later torching it and reporting it stolen to collect the insurance payout.
According to ABC News, and Officer Carrick Cook with Arizona’s DPS, detectives believe that one of the gang members involved eventually reveled information about the vehicle crime to a family member and was therefore murdered near the end of 2011.
“After that information was divulged, this gang did a motorcycle run towards Las Vegas and just north of Kingman on US 93. It’s believed that these members ran him off the road to kill him to quiet him down for the things that he had already spread,” said Cook.
DPS wouldn’t reveal the name of the gang, but a big clue might be the “Ruff Ryders” gang sign that was taken from one of the homes where most of the investigation was centered.
Cook stated, “We do know the gang is a nationwide gang. They do have several chapters within the state of Arizona. We can’t get into details over who it is, but they do have a presence here and they do commit crimes in this state.”
One of the three people arrested was Geralamo Dicarlo, who detectives say is the gang’s Sergeant of Arms and also goes by the names “Geno or Stogie.” Dicarlo was charged with fraudulent schemes and the possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia.
Also arrested was Lakeisha Youmans, who is supposedly the gang’s Chapter President and is also known as “Baby Girl” among the other members of the gang. She is charged with fraudulent schemes.
The third arrestee was Michael Darrah, who was charged with having stolen property.
“We know that these people were directly involved either by giving orders or possessing parts of that stolen car,” said Cook.
Cook also noted that the trio might be linked in some way to the 2011 murder, even though none of them have been charged with murder.
This post is authored by Trace America.