FDACS Arrests Three Suspects for Fraudulent Security Guard Certifications

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Nov 19, 2020

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ (FDACS) Office of Agricultural Law Enforcement (OALE) is announcing three arrests made following an investigation into fraudulent security guard training certificates submitted to FDACS. Court dates will be set by the Miami-Dade County Court for the three suspects, Antiliqwa FisherChristopher Jean-Pierre, and Tequila Porter. The arrests were announced during International Fraud Awareness Week, a global effort to minimize the impact of fraudulent activity.

“We place trust in security guards and expect them to be properly trained and credentialed. Individuals violating that trust put public safety at risk and will be held accountable,” said Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried. “After a thorough investigation by our Office of Agricultural Law Enforcement investigators, arrests were made of three suspects who submitted fraudulent security guard training certificates to our Division of Licensing, a clear breach of the law and disregard for public trust. I’m thankful for the diligence of our OALE officers and investigators, who work to protect Floridians every day.”

Timeline and background information:

May 13, 2019: OALE opened an investigation after receiving a case referral from the FDACS Division of Licensing. The investigation concerned a suspect, Antiliqwa Tyneece Fisher, submitting a fraudulent security guard training certificate to the FDACS Division of Licensing office in Doral, Florida.

June 19, 2020: OALE opened two investigations after receiving a case referral from the FDACS Division of Licensing. The investigations concerned two suspects, Christopher Jean-Pierre and Tequila Porter, who both submitted a fraudulent security guard training certificate to the FDACS Division of Licensing office in Doral, Florida.

November 12, 2020: Acting on information obtained during the investigation, OALE investigators located the suspects, Christopher Jean-Pierre and Tequila Porter, and made arrests for knowingly submitting a fraudulent training certificate, criminal use of personal identification information, and making false official statements.

November 16, 2020: Acting on information obtained during the investigation, OALE law enforcement investigators located the suspect, Antiliqwa Tyneece Fisher. The suspect, upon being contacted and arrested by OALE Law Enforcement Investigators, refused to make any statements. Fisher was arrested for knowingly submitting a fraudulent training certificate, criminal use of personal identification information, and making false official statements.

Suspect-Defendant Information:

Antiliqwa Tyneece Fisher

DOB 03/14/1994

Opa-Locka, Florida

Charges: 

1-Count, Fraud – Knowingly submitting a Fraudulent Training Certificate, a Third-Degree Felony, F.S.S. 493.6120(7)

1-Count, Fraud – Criminal Use of Personal Identification Information, a Third-Degree Felony, F.S.S. 817.568(2)(a)

1-Count, Fraud – Knowingly making False Official Statements, a Second-Degree Misdemeanor, F.S.S. 837.06

Christopher Jean-Pierre

DOB 01/05/1988

Miami, Florida

Charges: 

1-Count, Fraud – Knowingly submitting a Fraudulent Training Certificate, a Third-Degree Felony, F.S.S. 493.6120(7)

1-Count, Fraud – Criminal Use of Personal Identification Information, a Third-Degree Felony, F.S.S. 817.568(2)(a)

1-Count, Fraud – Knowingly making False Official Statements, a Second-Degree Misdemeanor, F.S.S. 837.06

Tequila Porter

DOB 09/15/1977

Homestead, Florida

Charges: 

1-Count, Fraud – Knowingly submitting a Fraudulent Training Certificate, a Third-Degree Felony, F.S.S. 493.6120(7)

1-Count, Fraud – Criminal Use of Personal Identification Information, a Third-Degree Felony, F.S.S. 817.568(2)(a)

1-Count, Fraud – Knowingly making False Official Statements, a Second-Degree Misdemeanor, F.S.S. 837.06

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