LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Detectives have put two felons away following intensive investigations on two separate cases in Lehigh Acres.
On August 28, deputies with the Lee County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of unauthorized credit card purchases. The 71-year-old victim stated she believed her credit card/debit card was stolen by 33-year-old Debra Lee Oszust who is the friend of a relative. Oszust was at the victim's home on Canal Street, to provide an estimate to trim a tree. The victim believes the credit/debit card was stolen from her wallet by an accomplice while she was outside discussing the estimate with Oszust. The pin number was with the credit/debit card. The card was then used between August 8 and August 13 several times a day at various stores and at several bank ATM machines to get cash totaling over $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.
In another case a man has been arrested following the discovery of stolen items in a pawn shop and on Craigslist.
On September 25, the Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a burglary in progress located on Hamilton Avenue. One of the suspects arrested was identified as 18-year-old Michael Joel Zamora.
During the course of the investigation it was revealed the suspects may be connected to other burglaries in the area. A detective was able to link Zamora to items stolen and then pawned from a September 21st burglary on Crestline Avenue South. Further investigation revealed the victim's laptop was listed for sale on Craigslist by Zamora.
Michael Zamora was placed under arrest for Burglary to a Dwelling, Grand Theft, Dealing in Stolen Property and False Statement of Ownership to a Second Hand Dealer.