North Fort Myers teen duo arrested for credit card spree
NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - It started with two bicycles, then on to a wallet with credit cards and ended in the arrest Thursday of two North Fort Myers teenagers.
The bikes were reported stolen July 5 from the Lazy Days Village Mobile Home Park in North Fort Myers.
The following day another resident called the Lee County Sheriff's Office saying that her wallet had been stolen out of her unlocked vehicle overnight. The victim had also gotten notification from her bank that her credit card had been fraudulently used.
Detectives found that the credit card had been used 13 times ringing up charges of more than $2,500 on an astounding number of items.
Besides the usual gas and food the suspects had purchased a new set of tires and $1,055.75 2H-204 Carodone Diesel Injection pump for a pickup truck.
Detectives found video at several of the locations showing the two teenage boys, one 17, the other 16, using the stolen credit cards.
The two are charged with burglary and larceny. FOX 4 News does not name juvenile suspects.