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For Immediate Release:
September 11, 2015

Media Contact:
Det. Alvaro Zabaleta
azabaleta@mdpd.com
(305)471-1900

   
Topic: Fraud
Case #: PD150802286345
Date & Time of Occurrence: 06/05/2015 at 5:40 p.m.
Address of Occurrence:
   
Subject #1:
Subject's Name: Osvaldo Batista, (W/M)
Subject's DOB: 01/13/1976
Subject's Age: 39
Subject's Address: 7675 NW 114 Path
  Doral, Florida, 
Subject's Charges: Organize Scheme to Defraud / Aggravated White Collar Crime / Criminal Use of Identification / Fraudulent Use of Credit Cards


Finance Manager Fraudulently Uses Customer's Personal Information


(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 

The Miami-Dade Police Department, Economic Crimes Bureau links car dealership finance manager to a string of fraudulent transactions.  Investigators stated that they were contacted by a department store regarding fraudulent transactions.  Through investigative means, detectives were to determine that Osvaldo Batista was making large purchases utilizing credit card numbers.  Further investigation revealed that Batista works for car dealership as Finance Manager and his position gave him access to patron's personal information.  Batista would place orders over the phone and would provide patron's credit card information to complete the purchase.  Detectives made contact with Batista and obtained consent to enter his residence.  They were able to find documentation linking to the fraudulent purchases and recover approximately $5,000.00 in new merchandise.  According to the documentation found in Batista's residence, he purchased high-end clothing and miscellaneous items.  He was placed under arrest and charged accordingly. 

Investigators are wishing to speak to anyone who has been victimized by Osvaldo Batista.  If you purchased a vehicle and was subsequently a victim of fraud, please contact the Economic Crimes Bureau at 305-994-1000.

Routine records check revealed that Osvaldo Batista is on probation for a Miami-Dade Police case for Fraud. 


 
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact CrimeStoppers
(305)471-TIPS (8477) or (866) 471-8477
Visit www.crimestoppersmiami.com and select “Give a Tip”
Send a text message to 274637. Enter CSMD followed by the tip information and press send.
   

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MIAMI-DADE POLICE DEPARTMENT
9105 Northwest 25th Street
Doral, FL 33172-1500
(305)471-1780