Man wanted for fraud and illegal use of credit cards

Stolen bicycle report leads detectives to credit card fraud suspect


BIG PINE KEY, Fla. – The Monroe County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help to locate a man wanted on multiple counts of fraud and illegal use of a credit card.

Deputies first encountered 41-year-old Alex Bogomolny after receiving reports of a stolen bicycle on Big Pine Key.

The bike was later found in Bogomolny's possession.

While questioning Bogomolny about the bike, they found he had multiple debit cards with different names on them.

Bogomolny claimed not to know where the cards came from. He later changed his story and said they belonged to his "business partner." A total of 24 cards with four different names on them were seized.

The bike's owner did not want to press charges. Bogomolny was released, but the case was referred to detectives to further investigate the issue of the debit cards that were found in his possession.

A warrant was issued for his arrest after deputies found mail which appeared to be from credit and debit card companies in Bogomolny's trash. The mail was addressed to several other people.

The warrant charges him with trafficking in counterfeit credit cards, dealing in credit cards of another person, and two counts criminal use of personal identification.

Bond on the outstanding warrant is $1.5 million.

Anyone with information about this crime should contact the Sheriff's Office. Callers may also contact Crime Stoppers of the Florida Keys at 1-800-346-TIPS. Tips may also be submitted on line at www.tipsubmit.com.