FDLE: Man Pretended To Work For Cruise Line To Swindle $200k In Seafood
POMPANO BEACH, FLA. – Agents from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Jacksonville and Miami Regional Operations Centers arrested David Subil, 42, of Miami, Fla., for two counts of bank fraud, one count of grand theft, one count of attempted grand theft, one count obtaining property by false personation, two counts organized schemes to defraud and six counts wire fraud.
Subil was arrested in Pompano Beach and booked into the Broward County Jail.
Investigators say that on June 5, 2013, Subil attempted to purchase shrimp valued at $60,000 from a Ft. Myers, Florida seafood wholesaler. Subil allegedly represented himself as a seafood buyer for a cruise line, although he has no connection to the cruise line.
Investigators allege that Subil would contact a supplier to establish an account for the cruise line seeking to buy large quantities of shrimp, fish and lobster. He would arrange for a truck from the seafood supplier to meet him and his truck at a cold storage facility in Miami-Dade County, Broward County, Palm Beach County or Volusia County to do a cross dock exchange of the seafood product.
Subil allegedly presented the seafood suppliers with counterfeit checks as payment, and in one instance, did not pay a line of credit extended to him.
Subil also allegedly uses the names Rick Stevenson and Rick Acosta, and is believed to have used this same scheme on other seafood wholesale businesses in Florida and Alabama. Total known losses are alleged to be around $200,000 to date.
If anyone has information about Subil, they are urged to contact FDLE Special Agent Mark Baker at (904) 598-6654.