NEWS RELEASE 19-086
The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office arrested two people from Miami on multiple felony charges after they used stolen credit cards to make purchases in the University Town Center (UTC) area.
Detectives began their investigation in April when they were alerted to possible fraudulent activity at a store in the UTC area. Through investigation, detectives learned 43-year-old Eduardo Lamigueiro and 39-year-old Roxana Ruiz used the personal information of unsuspecting victims to open credit card accounts for the purchase of more than $6,000 in merchandise. On Thursday, detectives made contact with the duo and placed both under arrest. During their arrest, detectives recovered a handgun in Lamigueiro’s possession, along with more than $1,600 in cash, and several pieces of stolen merchandise.
Lamigueiro is charged with four counts of Criminal Use of Personal Identification Information, three counts of Grand Theft and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony. Ruiz is charged with Grand Theft, Fraud and two counts of Criminal Use of Personal Identification Information. Both remain in custody.