LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Detectives with the Economic Crimes Unit of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office were pleased when suspects from cases in 2008 and 2009 were picked up on outstanding felony warrants.
In July, 2008, 38-year-old Eric Devon Diggs of 18078 Villa Creek Drive in Tampa, presented and cashed a forged check at Fifth Third Bank, in Fort Myers in the amount of $3,978.08. The check had been fraudulently created from an account in Sarasota belonging to Jessup’s Three, Inc. When Diggs attempted to cash a second check for the same amount at another location, bank officials became suspicious and made contact with the accountholder. At that time they discovered the checks were fraudulent but Diggs had left the scene. On February 2, 2009 a warrant for grand theft and uttering a forged instrument was issued for his arrest.
Diggs was picked up in 2009 on unrelated charges in Hillsborough County and served his time for those crimes with the Florida Department of Corrections. Following his release, he was transported to the Lee County Jail to be served his warrant and face his charges for crimes committed in Lee County. He was taken into custody in Lee County on June 6, 2012.
On June 16, 2009 and June 24, 2009, 56-year-old Michael James Boylan of 23145 Coconut Shores Drive in Bonita Springs, cashed checks on an account belonging to a family member in the amounts of $120 and $140 respectively. Both were cashed at Colonial Bank, in Bonita Springs. The tellers involved had obtained and verified Boylan’s identification before cashing the checks.
On October 6, 2009 a warrant was issued for two counts of uttering a forged instrument and one count of petit theft. On June 7, 2012, members of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Fugutive Warrants Unit came into contact with Boylan at his residence where he was taken into custody.