Date: Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Time: 1:51 p.m.
Location: 12221 N Mopac Expy Svrd NB
Arrested #1: Lus Dary DeSouza, White female, 49 years of age (pictured left)
Arrested #2: Meeka Poteek Baker, Black female, 56 years of age (pictured right)
The Austin Police Department (APD) has arrested two suspects for a fraud scheme.
At approximately 1:51 p.m. on Tuesday, October 26, 2021, APD officers responded to St. David’s Medical Center at 12221 N Mopac Expressway Svrd Nb for a report of security officers needing backup.
Once on scene, two women were detained. They were both wearing blue scrubs and had wigs on to disguise their identity. The women were impersonating hospital personnel. The nurses working the floor thought that the two women looked suspicious because the nurses had never seen them before and believed the women were acting strangely. The nurses alerted hospital security who was able to locate the suspects. When the security guards stopped the two women, one suspect threw down seven credit cards and the other suspect began assaulting the security guards.
Officers determined that two security guards were victims of Assault on a Public Servant, and three nurses were victims of Fraudulent Possession of Identifying Information.
Both suspects had multiple fraud-related felony warrants out of several states. Both suspects were booked into the Travis County Jail and the stolen credit cards were returned to the victims.
Detectives are asking anyone with information of the incident to utilize the Crime Stoppers tip line at 512-472-8477 (TIPS), or the Crime Stoppers app. You may remain anonymous.
You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, free on iPhone and Android.