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LCSO: Great detective work closes two cases

October 3, 2012
Lehigh Acres Citizen

Detectives with the Lee County Sheriff's Office Bravo District have arrested and charged two people after intensive investigations into two separate cases in Lehigh Acres, according to officials.

On Aug. 28, deputies with the Lee County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of unauthorized credit card purchases. The 71-year-old victim stated that she believed her credit card/debit card was stolen by Debra Lee Oszust, 33, who is a friend of a relative.

Oszust was at the victim's home, at 1521 Canal St., to provide an estimate for a tree trimming. The victim believed that the card was stolen by an accomplice while she was outside discussing the estimate with Oszust. The pin number was with the card.

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Surveillance videos used to arrest and charge a woman for criminal use of personal identification and grand theft from persons 65 years of age or older.

The card was used between Aug. 8 and 13, on several occasions at various stores and at several bank ATM machines to get cash totaling more than $2,000.

A detective assigned to the case was able to retrieve video surveillance from several of the stores. The victim identified Oszust as the person in the photos, according to officials.

Oszust was arrested and charged with criminal use of personal identification and grand theft from persons 65 years of age or older.

In another case, a man is accused of selling items to a pawn shop and on Craigslist.

On Sept. 25, the Lee County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a burglary at 1302 Hamilton Ave. One of the suspects was identified as Michael Joel Zamora, 18, according to officials.

During the course of the investigation, it was revealed the suspects may have been connected to other burglaries. A detective was reportedly able to link Zamora to items stolen and pawned from a Sept. 21 burglary at 713 Crestline Ave. S. The investigation reportedly revealed that Zamora listed the victim's laptop for sale on Craigslist.

Zamora arrested and charged with burglary to a dwelling, grand theft, dealing in stolen property and false statement of ownership to a secondhand dealer.

 
 

 

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