ORLANDO, Fla. -- (WKMG) -- A man is accused in an identity fraud operation that victimized nationally recognized sports figures and celebrities who have homes in Florida, authorities said Tuesday.
Michael Todd Waters, 48, now faces 22 charges of identity fraud, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Waters used to live on Caballero Road in Ocoee, investigators said.
His victims include the following people:
Johnny Damon, a retired professional baseball player.
Howard Dwaine Dorough, an entertainer, best known for being one of the Backstreet Boys.
Randal Hart Thomas and John Bryan Morgan, who are both lawyers with the firm Morgan & Morgan.
Jennifer Capriati, a former professional tennis player.
Barry Larkin, a retired professional baseball player.
Joe Philbin, a professional football coach and the current offensive coordinator for the Green Bay Packers.
Jason Paul Taylor, a former professional football player.
Zachary Michael Thomas, a former professional football player.
Matthew Robert Birk, a former professional football player.
Sterling Hitchcock, a former professional baseball player.
George William McNeill, Jr., a professional golfer.
Scott Mabon Hoch, a professional golfer.
Christopher Paul Resop, a former professional baseball player.
Scott Skiles, a current NBA coach and former player.
Jonathan Papelbon, a professional baseball player.
Former Florida state Rep. Anthony Trey Traviesa
Former Florida state Rep. Joe Hill Pickens
Martin David Kiar, a current mayor in Broward County and a former Florida state representative.
Watters even had counterfeit Florida driver’s licenses made for McNeill and Dorough, officials said in their report.