The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office has arrested three people who used credit cards stolen from an Osprey home to make fraudulent purchases at area stores.
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 lived at 2554 Dr. Martin Luther King Junior Way in Sarasota.
Howard, DOB 1/29/87, is charged with nine counts of Criminal Use of Personal Identification Information; Wilson, DOB 1/9/81, is charged with six counts of Criminal Use of Personal Identification Information; and Gabriel, DOB 4/1/67, is charged with five counts of Criminal Use of Personal Identification Information.