FINANCIAL INVESTIGATION NETS ARREST OF CARLSBAD MAN
On June 02, 2020, The Tom Green County Sheriff's Office obtained and executed two arrest warrants for David Glenn Harvell, 68 YOA, of Carlsbad,Texas, for the below listed charges:
Fraudulent Use Possession/Use of a Debit/Credit Card: 2nd Degree Felony - Bond $40,000.00
Money Laundering > $300,000.00: 1st Degree Felony - Bond $50,000.00
This arrest is the culmination of an ongoing investigation which began in September of 2019. At that time, information was received from the Brevard County Sheriff's Office, Titusville Florida through a detailed complaint citing potential credit card abuse. Tom Green Sheriff's Office, Sergeant Investigator Jerimie Fry was assigned the case and conducted the complex financial investigation.
Harvell was identified as a local person of interest and remained so throughout the investigation. In the course of the investigation, Harvell confessed that over a period of ten years, he had conveyed an estimated $437,000.00 in U.S. currency abroad as proceeds from criminal conduct. Additional means to distribute proceeds were discovered in the form of various merchant gift cards. Harvell transferred the majority of these funds but retained a commission for his services.
The investigation further revealed that David Harvell was in possession of bank account and personal identifying information for numerous fraud victims throughout the United States. Harvell actively used this information to defraud victims. This investigation revealed domestic and international criminal partners to include the countries of Ghana, Malaysia and Nigeria.
As of the time of this press release, David Glenn Harvell remains in custody of the Tom Green County Sheriff's Office.