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MIAMI – Three people are accused of stealing the identities of some of the victims in a South Florida condominium collapse that killed 98 people in late June, authorities said Wednesday.

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Betsy Alexandra Cacho Medina, 30, Rodney Choute, 38, and Kimberly Michelle Johnson, 34, were arrested Wednesday and charged with multiple counts of identity theft, organized scheme to defraud, and trafficking in credit cards, WFOR reported.

At a news conference, State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle said officials have identified at least five deceased and two survivors from the Champlain Towers South condominium in Surfside who had their identities stolen. Rundle said the investigation is ongoing and that more identity thefts could be discovered.

“They’re professionals,” Rundle told reporters. “It was really horrible what they did, to prey further on the family members of the deceased.”

Rundle called them “cyber grave robbers,” according to The New York Times.

How the three decided on their targets is unknown, according to the Miami Herald. However, officials said the identities of the victims were widely reported after the building partially collapsed during the early hours of June 24.

“It’s truly despicable,” Aventura police Chief Bryan Pegues told the newspaper.

The case was brought to the attention of authorities after Nicole Ortiz reported the identity theft about two weeks after the building’s collapse, the Herald reported.

Her sister, Ana Ortiz, 46, died in the collapse, along with her son, Luis Bermúdez, 26, and her husband, Frankie Kleiman, 55, the newspaper reported. Also killed in the collapse were Kleiman’s mother, Nancy Kress Levin, and his brother, Jay Kleiman, who was visiting from Puerto Rico.

The night before her sister’s funeral, Nicole Ortiz said she noticed strange emails on Ana Ortiz’s iPad, which showed password changes to bank accounts and credit cards, along with new addresses and contact information, the Herald reported.

“I was home writing the eulogy. I don’t know why, but I looked down. I saw notifications from Wells Fargo. I saw emails with money transfers. I didn’t even know she had a Wells Fargo account,” Nicole Ortiz told the Herald. “It was crazy. These people are professional. Who would do something like this?”

Theives used Ana Ortiz’s name to buy a $374 pair of Medusa sandals and a $1,658 Versace purse, the Times reported.

“This unbelievable tragedy tore at our very hearts,” Rundle said. “The loss of 98 lives was and is still is painfully tragic. But for a group of alleged identity thieves, it was a time to make some money.

“While families and friends were an absolute emotional turmoil. Their model could have been your losses are our gain.”

Rundle said that between July 7 and July 9, there were 28 attempted transactions, including at an ATM at the Aventura Mall that was caught on surveillance cameras, WFOR reported.

“Think about that. That’s only 16 days after the building’s collapse, the sister notified the Surfside Police Department, and since the collapse that she had noticed that her mailing address was changed,” Rundle said.

According to authorities, the trio stole at least $45,000 and attempted to pilfer an additional $67,000, the Times reported.

James E. Lee, the chief operating officer of the Identity Theft Resource Center, told the newspaper that identity thieves have learned to pounce after tragedies where people become displaced.

“They have a game plan that they roll out every time there’s an event like this,” Lee told the Times. “They will try to impersonate someone who’s been incapacitated or where there has been a fatality.”

“It’s been more than two months since the unspeakable tragedy of the collapse of Champlain Towers South,” Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava told WFOR. “We’ve been working so hard to bring closure to the families affected, to help the survivors relocate, to the families of the victims to find peace. Yet here we are faced with this incredible exploitation of the dead from this unspeakable tragedy.”

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