TULSA - Tulsa County sheriff's deputies uncovered a "significant" amount of evidence over the weekend related to an identity theft ring.
It started as an investigation into a shooting and burglary at a west Tulsa storage facility.
According to deputies, one of the suspects shot at an employee, who was able to get a description of the getaway vehicle.
The next day deputies spotted the vehicle while on patrol along Charles Page Blvd.
Authorities say during the traffic stop one of the vehicle's passengers, 42-year-old Tammy Petitt, confessed to operating the identity theft ring from her motel room.
"What she did was drop the dime on herself first cause she knew we were going to go after her," said Maj. Tom Huckaby with the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office.
After the traffic stop, investigators say they searched two area locations, including Petitt's motel room. They say the search resulted in the discovery of more than 600 pieces of evidence, including fraudulent state and federal documents as well as check fraud and credit card fraud.
"We recovered multiple computers, scanners, printers, check document paper, and various financial documents of various people," said Sgt. Eric Kitch. "We really don't know how many victims we have at this point. We do know that there are several."
Investigators say there could be hundreds of victims from Oklahoma and a number of other states, and many may not even know they've been victimized.
Investigators have four suspects in custody. They say Tammy Petitt is the mastermind. The other three suspects are Jeanna Edwards, Michael Prather and David Holland. Charges are pending.
Detectives say Petitt served 13 years in an Arkansas prison for the same type of crime.
More arrests are possible as more victims come forward, according to deputies.
Anyone with information is asked to call (918) 596-5690 or (918) 596-8661.
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