David Harvell

David Glenn Harvell




A Carlsbad man was arrested Tuesday after a Florida credit card abuse case led to the discovery of money laundering to “domestic and international criminal partners,” according to a news release from the Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office.

In September 2019, the Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office began investigating a credit card abuse case from Titusville, Florida. A Carlsbad man was identified as a person of interest, records state.

The man reportedly admitted to laundering an estimated $437,000 abroad as proceeds from criminal conduct for 10 years, according to the release. Other ways of distributing the money included “various merchant gift cards.” He retained a commission for his services.

Investigators revealed the man possessed bank account information and personal identifying information of numerous fraud victims throughout the country. It also revealed domestic and international criminal partners in Ghana, Malaysia and Nigeria, according to the release.

Deputies arrested David Glenn Harvell, 68, Tuesday on suspicion of fraudulent use/possession of a debit/credit card and money laundering over $300,000. He remained in Tom Green County Jail in lieu of a $90,000 bond as of 3:15 p.m. Tuesday.

The fraud charge is a second-degree felony punishable by 20 years in jail and a fine not to exceed $10,000. The money laundering charge is a first-degree felony punishable by 5-99 years in jail.