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DA Krasner Announces Charges Against Eight Suspects in Wide-Ranging House Theft Conspiracy

PHILADELPHIA (January 10, 2022) — District Attorney Larry Krasner and the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office Economic Crimes Unit today announced multiple charges against eight individuals for their role in a wide-ranging conspiracy to fraudulently obtain and transfer deeds involving 17 properties located across Philadelphia. This latest group of prosecutions, following charges against another sizable deed theft ring in March of last year, exemplifies the DAO’s continued commitment to seeking justice on behalf of communities hard-hit by deed fraud schemes.

This joint investigation with the Philadelphia Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit began in June of 2019, when information based on complaints filed with Philadelphia Police were provided to the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office Economic Crimes Unit (ECU). The properties, ranging from empty lots to housesincluding one residence from a woman in a nursing home are located in Kensington, South and Southwest Philadelphia, and Northwest Philadelphia.

The defendants have been charged as follows:

  • Dominic Tisdale (a.k.a. Shawn Tisdale) (DOB: 8/14/1993); Khalif Hines (a.k.a. Brian Kelly) (DOB: 1/23/1994); Muadh Abdur-Rahmaan (a.k.a. Ahmir Rahmann-Abdur) (DOB: 9/29/1998); and Wahid Redmond (a.k.a. Matthew Victor Black) (DOB: 11/1/1991), are charged with Conspiracy (F3), multiple counts of Theft by Unlawful Taking (F3), Theft by Deception (F3), Identity Theft (F3), Forgery (F3), and related charges;
  • Cameron Holmes (DOB: 10/20/1990), is charged with Conspiracy (F3), Theft by Unlawful Taking and Attempted Theft by Unlawful Taking (F3), Theft by Deception and Attempted Theft by Deception (F3), Identity Theft (F3), Forgery (F3), and related charges;
  • Racquel Daniels (DOB: 6/16/1994) is charged with Conspiracy (F3), multiple counts of Theft by Unlawful Taking (F3) and Theft by Deception (F3), and one count each of Identity Theft (F3) and Forgery (F2), in addition to related related charges;
  • Tiffany Newkirk (DOB: 5/24/1976)the mother of Khalif Hinesis charged with Conspiracy (F3), multiple counts of Theft by Unlawful Taking (F3), Theft by Deception (F3), Identity Theft (F3), Forgery (F3), and related charges.
  • Jevanna Robinson (DOB: 7/18/1994)Redmond’s girlfriendis charged with Conspiracy (F3), Theft by Unlawful Taking and Attempted Theft by Unlawful Taking (F3), Theft by Deception and Attempted Theft by Deception (F3), Identity Theft (F3), Forgery (F3), and related charges.

Wahid Redmond has been charged but remains at-large. Anyone with information that could aid law enforcement in bringing this person to justice should call the DAO’s Economic Crimes Unit hotline: 215-686-9902 or [email protected].

“The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office Economic Crime Unit, led by ECU Supervisor Dawn Holtz and Assistant Supervisor Kimberly Esack, continue to seek justice on behalf of communities plagued by rampant deed fraud,” said DA Krasner. “This type of crime occurs all over the city, but more often than not disproportionately impacts disadvantaged communities. My office will continue to aggressively and appropriately prosecute deed fraud wherever it occurs in Philadelphia. I’m grateful to Assistant District Attorneys Dawn Holtz and Kimberly Esack, our hardworking DA Detectives, and Sgt. Andrew Jackson, formerly of the PPD’s Major Crimes Unit and now detailed to the DAO’s ECU, for conducting a very thorough investigation and for bringing these suspects to justice.”

“We cannot emphasize this enough: Without the public’s help, we cannot prosecute these crimes,” said ECU Assistant Supervisor Kimberly Esack. “Law enforcement was able to shut down this deed fraud ring only with the assistance of the public. I want Philadelphia residents to know that we are here for you, and that if you suspect that you or someone you know may be the victim of fraud, please contact our Economic Crimes Unit today.”

To report fraud or other types of economic crime, including scams against elders, crimes against workers, home improvement schemes, and insurance fraud, contact the DAO’s Economic Crimes Unit hotline: 215-686-9902 or [email protected].

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The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office is the largest prosecutor’s office in Pennsylvania, and one of the largest in the nation. It serves the more than 1.5 million residents of the City and County of Philadelphia, employing 600 lawyers, detectives, and support staff. The District Attorney’s Office is responsible for the prosecution of approximately 40,000 criminal cases annually.