Bank Fraud; Access Device Fraud; Aggravated Identity Theft
Taquan M. Cooper, Taquan Mendela Cooper
|Date(s) of Birth Used
||July 18, 1990, July 8, 1990
|Place of Birth
||5'11" to 6'0"
||165 to 170 pounds
Taquan Cooper is wanted for his alleged involvement in rental car thefts. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are investigating a large number of rental car thefts from Newark Liberty Airport in Newark, New Jersey. A total of 16 vehicles of various makes and models were stolen in July of 2018. Cooper and others involved allegedly rented vehicles from rental car companies using fraudulent identifications and stolen credit card information. The cars were then kept past the agreed rental timeframe. Of the 16 cars stolen, 14 were recovered throughout Brooklyn, New York.
On January 14, 2019, a federal arrest warrant was issued for Cooper by the United States District Court, District of New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey, after he was charged with bank fraud, access device fraud, and aggravated identity theft.