UPDATE: February 5, 2014 12:13 p.m.
According to the Clay County Sheriff's Office, Ashley Nicole Dean, 27, and her boyfriend, Daniel Ray Floyd, 38, conspired to conduct a red light camera ticket scam.
Dean faces scheme to defraud charges and was transported Tuesday from the Fayette County Jail in Georgia to Clay County for her first court appearance Wednesday morning.
Officials said it is unknown how long it will take to make arrangements for Floyd to be transported back to Clay County to face similar charges.
CLAY COUNTY, Fla. – The Clay County Sheriff's Office announced Monday it has arrested a Georgia boyfriend and girlfriend who allegedly worked together to scam residents who live in areas with red light cameras out of money.
Daniel Ray Floyd, 38, is charged with 10 counts of scheme to defraud/impersonating a police officer and Ashley Nicole Dean, 27, is charged with scheme to defraud, according to a CCSO arrest report.
According to the report, Dean, who lives in Fayetteville, Ga., would find news stories from counties and towns that had red light cameras and report back to Floyd, who is currently in his second year of a 20-year prison sentence at Autry State Prison.
In his cell, Floyd had two prepaid cell phones that registered as having (904) area codes. He would call potential victims stating that he is Lt. Little with CCSO and told them that they ran a red light in Orange Park or Green Cove Springs.
The report detailed that Floyd would tell the potential victim that they faced a $359.65 traffic fine for running the light and a $139.02 fine for court costs for a total of $498.67. Floyd told the victims if they didn't pay, they would be arrested. He would tell the victims to put the funds on a Green Dot card and give him the number and the security code on the back.
Of the 10 people Floyd called from the two different cellphone numbers, eight gave him no money and two people gave him information from Green Dot cards, one totaling $50 and one $498.72.
Police found Dean was connected to the scheme when they looked up the cellphone records and found that Floyd had called her 684 times and talked to her for a total of 25 hours, the report detailed.
Dean is currently being held in the Fayette County Jail. It is unclear whether Dean and Floyd will be extradited to Clay County, according to CCSO spokesperson Mary Justino, as there are other cases being investigated in Georgia and Alabama that they may be connected to.
In addition to the 10 cases CCSO is investigating, the Green Cove Springs Police Department and the Orange Park Police Department are also investigating three cases between them.
On Your Side:
-Justino said that no law enforcement would call a resident and threaten them with arrest for non-payment of a red light camera violation.
-No one by the name of "Lt. Little" works for CCSO.
-The only red-light cameras in Clay County are located in Orange Park and Green Cove Springs, not in unincorporated areas.