SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla - Credit cards stolen from an Osprey home were used to make fraudulent purchases at Sarasota area stores, ultimately leading authorities to the thieves, an arrest report states.
The victim reported her credit cards stolen in late September, and on October 15, the Sheriff's Office issued a press release asking for help identifying suspects in the case.
Pictures were released showing a woman using the cards at three 7-Eleven locations and two men using the cards at Family Dollar, Walgreens and Dollar General.
Deputies who had previously encountered the three while investigating a battery complaint were able to identify them to detectives as Travis Howard, Charlie Wilson and Christina Gabriel, who all lived at 2554 Dr. Martin Luther King Junior Way in Sarasota.
Howard is charged with nine counts of criminal use of personal identification information; Wilson, with six counts of criminal use of personal identification information; and Gabriel, with five counts of criminal use of personal identification information.