Detectives charge man with counterfeiting
On Wednesday, May 10, Lee County Sheriff’s Office Highway Interdiction Unit Detectives partnered with Economic Crimes Unit Detectives to conduct an investigation at 237 Cape Coral Parkway, E., #7, Cape Coral. It pertained to an investigation into counterfeit credit card-making equipment along with a thumb drive containing 127 credit card numbers of unsuspecting victims.
According to the LCSO, a search warrant was executed at the residence at approximately 11 p.m. when the suspect returned home. The suspect was taken into custody after trying to discard the evidence.
The search of the Cape residence revealed an additional 108 gift cards valued at around $10,000, approximately 10 more counterfeit credit cards, a counterfeit Ohio driver’s license and seven money orders totaling $1,497, the LCSO reported.
The suspect, Luis Rodriguez Lorenzo, 29, was arrested and charged with possession of counterfeit credit card manufacturing equipment, possession of personal identification information, possession of counterfeit credit cards and possession of counterfeit driver’s license.