On November 4, Round Rock Police, the U.S. Marshal’s Office Lone Star Fugitive Task Force and the Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested a suspected member of the “Felony Lane Gang,” who stole more than $28,000 from local victims. Colleen Adele Akers, 22 was apprehended at a home in Brevard County, FL and is soon to be extradited to Williamson County to face multiple charges.
After a thorough investigation with Austin Police Department, Cedar Park Police Department and Bee Caves Police Department detectives were able to obtain enough evidence to positively identify and charge Akers with numerous identity theft and fraud related charges. As a result of a Williamson County Grand Jury indictment, Akers received 13 counts of Fraudulent Use of Identifying Information, 10 counts of Forgery, two counts of Debit Card/Credit Card Abuse and one count of Theft.
Members of the “Felony Lane Gang” broke into vehicles at locations where women commonly leave purses and bags in their cars such as; gyms, daycare facilities and parks. After stealing checkbooks, credit cards, and identification belonging to the victims, the suspects would collaborate with Akers, who would pose as the victims and cash multiple checks for large sums of money. Akers is currently being held in the Brevard County Jail.