Bride To Wear Stripes
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - (10/06/05) -- The FBI confiscated a designerwedding dress, thousands of dollars in diamond jewelry, three Rolexwatches, two Cadilac Escalades and almost $65,000 in cash,travelers checks and money orders from a couple preparing a weddingthat was to be financed by funds stolen from members of VyStar CU.The couple were arrested last month on the eve of their weddingthat authorities believe they financed by siphoning money from theaccounts of credit union members after stealing their identities.The suspects, identified as Angelia Southerland and Anthony Smith,may have stolen as much as $700,000 from VyStar CU members. FBIagents said the couple prepaid $3,000 for their Sept. 24 wedding oncredit union members' accounts. But the nuptials were put on holdwhen the man-and-wife to-be were arrested Sept. 24, on the eve oftheir wedding. The couple could be waiting for awhile to completetheir wedding plans: each faces up to 30 years in prison onidentity theft and fraud charges.