Fugitive wanted by feds on fraud charges arrested in New Smyrna Beach

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(Courtesy photo). Albert Edward Gilner, 74, of New Smyrna Beach, has been arrested on federal warrants charging him with multiple counts of wire and mail fraud as well as money laundering.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- A New Smyrna Beach man wanted by U.S. Postal Service on fraud charges has been apprehended with the help of a police detective here,

The feds were able to track down 74-year-old Albert Edward Gilner, arresting him 9:20 a.m. Friday at his residence, 1412 S. Riverside Drive, on warrants charging him with four counts of wire fraud, three counts of mail fraud, and one count of money laundering.

New Smyrna Beach Police Detective Lisa Gundrum was instrumental in making the arrest happen, having worked with federal investigators since 2008.

Here is a synopsis of what happened as reported by Detective Sgt. Eugene Griffith: "Our agency assisted the United States Postal Service with a fraud investigation. Officers from the New Smyrna Beach Police Department were able to locate Albert Gilner at his residence, where he was taken into custody for active federal warrants."

Gilner will be arraigned in U.S. District Court in Orlando on Jan. 5.

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