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Florida Man Allegedly Steals $200,000 in Seafood

If you thought your hump day was bad, David Subil is here to make you feel better.

Subil, 42, was taken into custody Wednesday after accruing more charges than a Lindsay Lohan family reunion. The Miami resident was apprehended in Pompano Beach after allegedly claiming to be in charge of seafood acquisitions for a cruise line and attempting to purchase $60,000 worth of shrimp from a wholesale vendor using counterfeit checks. He now faces a litany of counts, including six counts of wire fraud and two counts of organized schemes to defraud, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

Apparently Subil, who also uses the names Rick Stevenson and Rick Acosta, has developed a deep affinity for seafood. Authorities say he's responsible for the combined loss of about $200,000 through wholesale seafood vendors in Florida and Alabama.

According to officials, Subil would perpetrate his chicanery by contacting suppliers and placing large orders of seafood for his purported cruise line.

Subil, they say, "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, Broward, Palm Beach or Volusia County to do a cross dock exchange of the seafood product.He would then have the supplier deliver the order to an arranged facility in either Volusia, Miami-Dade or Palm Beach, where he would pay with counterfeit checks."

On at least one occasion, Subil accepted delivery on credit and but chose to treat the bill like it was invisible.

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Dennis Bovell
Contact: Dennis Bovell