(WWJ) A Harper Woods, Mich., man is facing charges of wire fraud and identity theft after he became a master of disguise -- using a prosthetic face and other disguises to allegedly steal thousands from his victims at casinos.
WWJ's Beth Fisher reported it was like something out of a Mission Impossible movie when John Colletti, 55, allegedly stole nearly $100,000 from at least 10 people at MGM Grand Casino in Detroit last year. He also snagged more than $20,000 from victims at a casino in Kansas.
FBI investigators claim Colletti used disguises that included prosthetic face masks, surgical masks, hats, and glasses, and even a mobility walker to defraud casino customers. He illegally obtained personal information and created fake driver's licenses to make unauthorized e-check withdrawals from Global Payment kiosks inside casinos, federal investigators said.
Federal investigators said when he was nabbed they discovered 83 driver's licenses, 14 insurance cards in multiple names, six open water driver certification cards, two Binghampton University staff ID cards, 19 players cards from various casinos and one social security card under the alias Michael Harris.