Cinco Ranch Sting Operation Uncovers Fake CPR Card Ring; Sheriff Asks Residents to Review Cards


October 14, 2021

By Natalie Cook Clark

An individual in Cinco Ranch has been arrested and charged with selling fraudulent CPR paper cards. Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office received a tip and launched an investigation with an undercover officer. Sheriff Fagan asks people with suspicious cards to come forward as it is a “matter of life and death.”

Fort Bend County Sheriff Eric Fagan addressed media and public today regarding the fraudulent CPR card case in Cinco Ranch.

Cinco Ranch Resident Arrested Selling Fraudulent CPR Cards

Fort Bend County Sheriff Eric Fagan applauded the work of the county’s division of fraud and special crimes unit after a successful sting operation resulted in the arrest of a Cinco Ranch resident who had been selling fake CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) paper cards since 2014.

An Undercover Officer used in Sting Operation

Detectives arrested the suspect, Ubadire Sampson Anosike, who is responsible for issuing the fraudulent certifications, and seized business records in this subject’s possession.

Ubadire Sampson Anosike

“We used an undercover officer to go to the residence and purchase a card,” says Lt. Rodney Glendening. “The officer was in the house less than 10 minutes and received no instruction or literature.”

Lt. Glendening said that the card was made and produced in the Cinco Ranch house for $65 and this operation has been going on since 2014 with the suspect having no certification or credentials.

Anosike was released from the Fort Bend County Jail on a $1,000 bond and has been charged with Fraudulent Use or Possession of Identification Information, which is a State Jail Felony punishable by up to two years in State Jail and a fine not to exceed $10,000.