Detective work leads to fraud arrest

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Tanya Davis

The stars aligned for Holmes Beach Police Detective Sgt. Brian Hall when he connected a suspect in a Manatee County case to the fraudulent use of a credit card at the Publix Super Market in Holmes Beach.

Tanya Renee Davis, 45, was arrested March 27 on a warrant for the Feb. 19 crime.

The credit card owner had reported the card stolen to the HBPD after learning it was used multiple times in Holmes Beach and Bradenton.

Video from a Publix surveillance camera was provided to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, which led three deputies to identify Davis as a suspect in Anna Maria Island and Cortez burglaries, according to Hall’s affidavit to the 12th Circuit Court.

“She was involved with those people arrested. She was outside in a vehicle,” Hall said.

A rash of burglaries Feb. 19-20 led MCSO to arrest two people at a residence for trespassing in the 3800 block of 116th near Cortez.

Nearby deputies found a stolen car loaded with items reported stolen from Anna Maria Island and the Cortez area, including electronics, tools, clothing and a large amount of mail connected to four burglaries in Bradenton Beach.

As of press time, no burglary charges were pending against the alleged trespassers.

But, according to Hall, MCSO found Davis in the same vicinity that night.

“It just so happened they were committing crimes on the island and I came to find out who she was,” Hall added.

After her warrant arrest, Davis posted $500 bond and was released from the Manatee County jail.

Davis’ court arraignment is set for 8:30 a.m. May 1 at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.

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