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Man sentenced to over four years for economic crime charges

December 22, 2017
Pine Island Eagle

A Cape Coral man received time in prison Thursday after being convicted for economic crimes.

Henry Mitchell Savage III, 33, was sentenced to 56.1 months in prison after entering a plea earlier last week. Savage pled no contest to five counts of criminal use of personal identification information, one count of obtaining a credit card through fraudulent means, one count of grand theft, one count of petit theft and one count of trafficking in counterfeit credit cards.

Savage was arrested in North Fort Myers in May with over 40 credit card numbers printed out, which also included names and cvv codes. He used the information to create fraudulent credit cards and make online purchases for hotel stays and food.

He was originally arrested for one count of obtaining a credit card through fraudulent means and two counts of criminal use of personal identification. After reviewing the case with the State Attorney's Office Economic Crimes Unit, the Lee County Sheriff's Office Economic Crime Unit was able to continue its investigation leading to additional charges.

The investigation after his initial arrest allowed the state to add a charge of trafficking in counterfeit credit cards for Savage possessing between 15 and 49 credit card related documents that he was not authorized to have.

Savage's crimes included victims who were local to the area, but also victims from across the country including Vermont, Arizona and New Mexico, who had no connection to Southwest Florida.

Assistant State Attorney J.D. Miller handled the case.

Source: State Attorney's Office



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