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Fourth Person Charged in Identity Theft of Surfside Condo Collapse Victims

A fourth person is accused of stealing the identities of victims of the Champlain Towers South collapse in Surfside.

Nelson Ronaldo Garcia-Medina, 20, joined Betsy Alejandra Cacho-Medina, Rodney Choute, and Kimberly Johnson in a court appearance on Thursday.

Betsy Alexandra Cacho Medina, Rodney Choute, and Kimberly Michelle.


They all face multiple counts of identity theft, organized scheme to defraud, and trafficking in stolen credit cards.

Garcia-Medina is accused of assuming the identity of someone killed in the June 24 collapse that killed 98 people to buy a $130 pair of Air Jordan sneakers.


Cacho-Medina, Garcia-Media, Choute, and Johnson all remained in the Miami-Dade jail on Friday morning.

They each face 15 to 30 years in prison.