Thursday, February 4, 2010

Man Convicted In Health Club Locker Room Thefts

“A Texas man has been convicted of federal charges for his role in a scheme to steal credit cards from health club locker rooms across the country and scam more than $400,000 in cash advances at horse racetracks and casinos in at least 10 states. Dennis Savarese, 52, of Austin, was found guilty in US District Court in Boston Tuesday of conspiracy, aggravated identity theft, and identity theft fraud, and faces up to 10 years in prison on the most serious charge. He is to be sentenced April 27. Savarese conspired with at least four other indicted men, all from Revere and East Boston, according to US Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz. Every week for more than two years, he traveled around the country and broke into lockers at two nationwide health club chains to steal credit cards. Often the victims did n...

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