U.S. District Judge Sheri Polster Chappell today sentenced Henry Alberto Fernandez Gomez (30, Cape Coral) to three years in federal prison for access device (credit card) fraud and aggravated identity theft. The Court also ordered him to repay $8,070.45 in restitution to his victims and an additional $8,070.45 to the United States in the form of a forfeiture money judgment representing the proceeds he obtained as a result of the offenses.
According to the plea agreement, between December 30, 2014, and April 13, 2015, Fernandez Gomez used stolen and unauthorized credit card information 27 times at retail establishments throughout the Florida to purchase various items, including $3,500 of furniture. He also used another person’s means of identification to make a retail purchase.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Economic Crimes Unit, and the Cape Coral Police Department. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David G. Lazarus.