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Smart Phone Theft Carries Serious Penalties in Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Smart phone theft occurs quite often, but it’s been in the Florida news on two notable instances recently. In March, the Miami Herald ran a story about mixed martial arts celebrity Conor McGregor stealing a smashing the phone of a fan who was trying to get a picture. A few weeks later, the Tampa… Read More »

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Porch Pirates Beware: Arrests on Florida Theft Crimes on the Rise

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Online marketplaces have mostly overtaken brick and mortar stores as the preferred shopping experience in the US, but there’s a major drawback for some consumers: Package theft. SafeWise, an independent home security systems review organization, reported on the Top 10 metro areas most likely to get hit by porch pirates; Miami and Tampa both… Read More »

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Florida Shoplifting Charges are More Serious Than You Think

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Shoplifting may seem like a minor crime, especially if you just slip a candy bar in your pocket or put a t-shirt under your clothes before you walk out of the store without paying. The truth is that Florida treats these cases very seriously, since shoplifting costs US business owners billions of dollars every… Read More »

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Cocoa, FL Man Arrested On Purse Snatching, Other Theft Charges

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

A Florida man is facing serious charges after snatching a purse from a woman who was loading groceries into her car, according to a March 5, 2018 article appearing in Florida Today. The accused was apprehended when he returned to his Cocoa, FL home some time later, having used the victim’s credit card to… Read More »

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Criminal Mischief Charges For Four Florida Men Who Stole, Damaged Two Cars

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Two Orlando men were arrested, along with two male teen accomplices, after wreaking havoc on multiple businesses in Brevard County, FL. Florida Today reported that the crime spree started in the early morning hours of January 25, 2018, when the group broke into a car dealership and stole three cars. They also broke into… Read More »

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Florida Looters Face Serious Charges for Theft of Firearms After Irma

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

In the midst of the driving rain and howling wind of Hurricane Irma, two teens were arrested for looting from a sporting goods store that had closed due to the storm. ClickOrlando.com reported on September 11, 2017 that Orlando police arrived on the scene and faced a standoff situation when the pair wouldn’t surrender…. Read More »

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Florida Shoplifting Suspect Faces Grand Theft Charges

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

A Jacksonville woman will face criminal charges after police allege that she used two children to assist with shoplifting from a Dillard’s department store at an area mall, News 4 JAX reports. Officers made the arrest after the woman was caught on video surveillance as she entered the store and headed straight to the… Read More »

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Carjacking Among Multiple Criminal Charges for Florida Man

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Pinellas and Hillsborough County authorities had their hands full on the evening of June 3, 2017, as multiple reports of hit and run crashes began pouring in around 10:00 p.m. According to a report in the Tampa Bay Reporter, the incidents seemed to be concentrated in the northbound lanes of Interstate 275 and the… Read More »

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Florida Charity’s Trustee Accused of Fraud, Theft

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

A Southwest Florida charity is out more than $60,000 after one of the non-profit’s trustees used his position to steal the money through an alleged scheme to defraud. The Lehigh Acres Citizen reports that Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 3938 discovered the scam when they asked the financial head about missing funds that had… Read More »

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Bond Set for Trio Accused in South Florida Crime Spree

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Three people have been arrested and charged in connection with a crime spree that stretched from Miami through Broward and Palm Beach counties in late December 2016. As reported by West Palm Beach NBC affiliate WPTV, investigators were alerted to two men and a woman that were engaged in a coordinated effort to prey… Read More »

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