Sheriff: Carlsbad Man Laundered Over $400,000


SAN ANGELO, TX —The Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Tuesday deputies have arrested 68-year-old David Glenn Harvell of Carlsbad during the course of a financial investigation. Harvell is charged with laundering over $400,000.

According to TGCSO, back in September of 2019, they received information from the Brevard County Sheriff's Office in Titusville, Florida about a complaint citing credit card abuse. Sergeant Investigator Jerimie Fry was assigned the case and conducted a complex financial investigation.

Harvell was identified as a local person of interest and during the investigation confessed that over ten years, he had conveyed an estimated $437,000.00 in U.S. currency abroad as proceeds from criminal conduct.

The suspect further distributed the funds using various merchant gift cards which he transferred, 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. The investigation revealed domestic and international criminal partners to include the countries of Ghana, Malaysia, and Nigeria.

Harvell has been charged with Fraudulent Use Possession/Use of a Debit/Credit Card, a 2nd Degree Felony and Money Laundering > $300,000.00, a 1st Degree Felony. His bond has been set at $90,000.

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