CHAMPLAIN, N.Y.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today the arrest of a U.S. citizen wanted on multiple felony charges.
On August 5, CBP officers working at the Champlain port of entry encountered 45-year-old Woolley Fremont, a citizen of the United States, and resident of Land O Lakes, Fla.
Fremont arrived at the Champlain port of entry returning from a trip to Canada. Officers on primary were alerted to an active warrant for Fremont and he was immediately escorted to the secondary area for warrant confirmation.
Fremont was found to be wanted by the U.S. Marshals for conspiracy to commit wire fraud, conspiracy to commit identity fraud, conspiracy to defraud the government with respect to claims, wire fraud and aggravated identity theft.
CBP officers verified the warrant and confirmed extradition to Florida. Fremont was arrested by CBP and turned over to the custody of the Homeland Security Investigators pending extradition.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.