Financial Crimes Unit Makes Arrest for Scheme to Defraud
(May 2, 2023) On June 8, 2022, at approximately 2:00 a.m., officers from the Cape Coral Police Department responded to a call for service at the 2300-Block of SE 8th Place in reference to a suspicious vehicle.
The call notes stated a vehicle was driving suspiciously through the neighborhood.
The officer responded to the scene and was able to locate a vehicle matching the description. An officer conducted a traffic stop for an equipment violation on a suspicious vehicle. The driver was identified as Dayro Cabral-Rivera (W/M 08-06-2001, 12245 17th Court, Miami), and the passenger was identified as Frankley Rodriguez-Perez (W/M 02-02-1998, 9674 NW 10th Ave Lot# F621, Miami). Upon the initial contact, officers were able to see large amounts of mail inside the vehicle.
Mr. Cabral-Rivera and Mr. Rodriguez-Perez stated that they live in Miami, FL, and were traveling to Orlando, FL but decided to stop in Cape Coral. They indicated they were going through mailboxes looking for cash or anything they could use to get gas for the vehicle.
The mail was seized as evidence. After a lengthy investigation, our Financial Crimes Unit detectives established probable cause, and a warrant was then submitted to the State Attorney's Office, which approved the charges.
The investigation revealed that both Mr. Cabral-Rivera and Mr. Rodriguez-Perez were two codefendants who engaged in a scheme to defraud and obtain the property of five victims by taking their mail without their permission, thereby committing organized fraud here in Cape Coral.
Mr. Cabral-Rivera and Mr. Rodriguez-Perez were transported to Lee County Jail.
Mr. Cabral-Rivera and Mr. Rodriguez-Perez were both charged with the following:
*Scheme to Defraud F.S.S. 817.034 (4)(a).
*Criminal Use of Personal Identification Information F.S.S. 817.568 (2)(a), [Five Counts].
ARRESTED: Dayro Cabral-Rivera (W/M 08-06-2001, 12245 17th Court, Miami)