Grand jury indicts men arrested in Braceville traffic stop

An Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper arrested the men in November.

Five suspects arrested on Ohio Turnpike for possession of criminal tools.

WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – A Trumbull County grand jury has indicted five men who police believe were trying to steal people’s personal information back in November.

The grand jury charged the following men with the following charges:

  • Jibril Abdiselam: Forgery, receiving stolen property, complicity to identity fraud, possessing criminal tools
  • Mohammeddeq Hassan: Forgery of identification cards, complicity to identity fraud, possessing criminal tools
  • Zakaria Warsame: Complicity to identity fraud; possessing criminal tools
  • Mohamed Mahamoud: Forgery, receiving stolen property, complicity to identity fraud, possessing criminal tools
  • Said Abu: Forgery, receiving stolen property, complicity to identity fraud, possessing criminal tools

An Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper arrested the five men on the Ohio Turnpike in Braceville Township. Troopers initially pulled over their vehicle for making an improper lane change as it was heading east on the turnpike. During a search of the car, troopers said they found a machine to duplicate and create credit cards, as well as large amounts of American currency.

All five suspects were born in Somalia and are American citizens living in the Columbus area.

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