Cape Coral Man Pleads Guilty To Credit Card Fraud And Aggravated Identity Theft
Fort Myers, Florida – United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announces that Henry Alberto Fernandez Gomez (30, Cape Coral) today pleaded guilty to access device (credit card) fraud and aggravated identity theft. He faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison for the access device fraud offense and a mandatory minimum term of 2 years’ imprisonment for the aggravated identity theft offense, to be served consecutive to the fraud sentence. A sentencing date has not yet been set.
According to the plea agreement, between December 2014 and April 2015, Fernandez Gomez used stolen and unauthorized credit card information to make 27 purchases at retail establishments throughout Florida. On one occasion, he used the stolen credit card information to buy furniture for approximately $3,500. Fernandez Gomez also used another person’s means of identification to make a purchase at a liquor store.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office’s Economic Crimes Unit, and the Cape Coral Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David G. Lazarus.