Ocala man arrested after using stolen credit card at local Walmart and Citgo

A 53-year-old Ocala man was arrested after using a stolen credit card at a local Walmart and Citgo.

On Monday, Feb. 21, an officer from the Ocala Police Department spoke on the phone with a male victim who had reported a recent robbery.

The victim said he arrived at Planet Fitness located at 2800 SW 24th Avenue around 10 a.m. on Wednesday, February 16. In one of the lockers in the gym, he had placed a drawstring bag containing his wallet, driver’s license, $145 cash. , a debit card and a credit card, sunglasses and other miscellaneous items.

The victim forgot to bring his padlock and left the bag unsecured inside the locker. While working out, he received a notification on his cell phone that his credit card had recently been used at Walmart located at 7855 SW State Road 200. The purchase was $76.52.

When the victim returned to the locker, she noticed that her personal belongings were missing. He checked his account statement and noticed another fraudulent purchase of $57.74 at the Citgo gas station located at 7045 SW 83rd Place.

The victim was told by his credit card company that the Walmart purchase took place at 12:32 p.m. and the Citgo purchase took place at 11:53 a.m.

The OPD officer responded to Walmart and viewed security footage from February 16 at approximately 12:30 p.m. According to the OPD report, a middle-aged man was observed wearing a blue t-shirt with the Nike swoosh logo, gray shorts and black and white shoes.

The man paid for the items with the victim’s credit card. When he left the store, he entered an older model Ford pickup truck with an extended bed and a silver tool box in the back. The truck was observed exiting the parking lot as it headed south toward State Highway 200.

The officer walked over to Citgo and viewed security footage from the gas station. The same man was seen pulling up to a gas pump in a Ford F-150 pickup truck that had a silver toolbox in the bed of the truck.

After viewing the security footage, the officer proceeded to Planet Fitness where the theft had taken place. Membership cards are scanned when someone enters the gym, and a gym employee checks the system to see anyone who arrived around 10 a.m.

The officer viewed security footage from the gym and spotted a man who was wearing the same clothing as the suspect who used the stolen credit card at Walmart and Citgo. The man’s membership card was scanned when he entered the gym and he was identified as Leopoldo Alfonso Stagnaro.

Leopoldo Alfonso Stagnaro

On Tuesday, February 22, Stagnaro was located, arrested, and transported to Marion County Jail. He was later released on $8,000 bond and faces charges of fraud/impersonation (using another person’s ID without their consent) and unlawful use of a credit card, as well as misdemeanor charges of second degree theft and theft of credit. map.

A court date has been set for Tuesday, March 29 at 9 a.m., according to prison records.

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