ENGLEWOOD, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives arrested a man Wednesday who had 19 altered credit cards, several gift cards, credit card making equipment and a skimming device in his pickup. Purchases were made at Walmart stores in Venice and Sarasota prior to his being arrested at the Englewood Walmart. Carlon Denard Davis, 36, of 1264 Myopia Hunt Drive in Auburndale, was arrested for the crime.
Walmart security called CCSO at 3 p.m. suspecting a customer made 10 suspicious credit card purchases with 10 different Discovery Cards in the store amounting to $1,540. Security followed Davis out to his Ford pickup and obtained a detailed description of the vehicle and license number. As deputies arrived, Davis was pulling out of the parking lot and a traffic stop was made.
Economic Crimes Unit detectives were called and a search of Davis’ pickup found the equipment plus several gift cards, and receipts for items purchased earlier from the two Sarasota County Wal-mart stores. The 19 credit cards found were checked and all were found to have been re-encoded with different banks and account numbers.
Davis was transported to the Charlotte County Jail on six felony charges of Fraudulent Use of Credit Cards, Forgery of Credit Cards, Use of a Scanning Device, Possession of Credit Card Making Equipment, and Grand Theft. He remains in jail on no bond due to numerous felony convictions in other Florida counties.