Alabama man charged in connection to fraud investigation involving Homeland Security


(Photo by ISSOUF SANOGO / AFP) (Photo credit should read ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP via Getty Images)

October 02 2021 06:00 pm

ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WDHN) — Officers with the Enterprise Police Department, along with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, have charged a Dothan man in connection to a fraud investigation.

Rakeeshkumar J. Patel, of Dothan, was arrested Aug. 5 and charged with using a false name to obstruct justice, two counts of second-degree possession of forged instrument in the second degree and first-degree theft of property.

During the investigation, EPD detectives were able to locate and intercept packages containing large amounts of money with the information provided by DHS. Approximately $70,000 belonging to phone scam victims was recovered.

Patel was transported to the Coffee County Jail.

Police continue to investigate the case.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.