TULSA - Lawmen in Tulsa have uncovered what they call a huge ring dealing in fraudulent documents and identity theft which may involve hundreds of victims in several states, many of whom likely don't know they've been victimized.
A Tulsa County Sheriff's Deputy made a traffic stop Saturday.
A woman and two men inside the car were arrested.
Investigators say the woman,Tammy Pettit, started opening up about her involvement in a fraud ring in hopes of cutting a deal.
She led Tulsa County deputies to a room at the Holiday Motel in the 3200 block of Charles Page Boulevard where computers were confiscated.
Deputies tell KRMG they uncovered a "significant and comprehensive amount of evidence related to identity theft, fraudulent State and Federal documents as well as check fraud and credit card fraud."
The victims live in several states, including Oklahoma, Texas, Tennessee and New York.
Pettit told investigators she has made more than a million dollars by scheming for other people's money.
She added that she and other suspects were using the money they made to support their drug habits.
They got the documents from which they based their ID thefts from people's garbage, from their cars, and in some cases from burglaries of homes and businesses.
Pettit was convicted in Arkansas for running the same scheme and was sentenced to 13 years.
She was released on parole in 2008.
Three other people were arrested during the investigation but have not yet been charged with any crimes related to the fraud ring.
They are Michael Prather, 22, on complaints of drug possession and obstructing an officer, Jeanna Edwards, 33, on complaints of second-degree burglary; and David Holland, 42, who had warrants out of McIntosh County.