Ormond Beach, FL – A 56-year-old Ormond Beach woman is charged with Grand Theft, Dealing in Stolen Property, Organized Scheme to Defraud, Fraudulent Use of Personal I.D.Information and Use/Possession of Deceased Person’s I.D. Ormond Beach Police investigators say Denise Coggin ordered almost $18,000 worth of iPhones and MacBooks from a Tampa company, Mac of All Trades, during 2019.
The investigation shows that four different credit cards were used to purchase the items. The arrest report states that between June and August of 2019, orders were received from Coggin, her maiden name of Denise Brown, Mary Snyder and Lena Bush, who is deceased.
Police detectives say that the company Coggin purchased from took a double hit because besides losing money shipping the items to Coggin, they also had to reimburse the money to the credit card company, making their total loss $38,638.18.
Coggin told police that she shipped the iPhones and computers to a “Mr. Gibson” at a company in Malaysia. She told officers that she thought she was doing business with “Mr. Gibson” and that they were doing this “For The Children.” Coggin denied receiving any compensation but an open case against her for depositing fraudulent checks totaling $7,450 makes investigators think otherwise.
Coggin was arrested on Sunday (October 6) evening. Her bond was set at $12,500 and she has already bonded out of the Volusia County Jail. Her arraignment hearing is scheduled for October 29.