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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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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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Suspect Sought in Southwest Florida Armed Robbery Case

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is seeking help from the public to identify and apprehend a man who robbed at drug store in Lehigh Acres at gunpoint in the early morning hours of June 1, 2017. The Lehigh Acres Citizen reports that the man entered the store and exhibited a gun, then demanded that the… Read More »

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South Florida Thief Gets Nothing, But May Face Attempted Burglary Charges

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

A recent incident in Lee County demonstrates how a person can be charged with a theft crime, even when he or she walks away empty-handed. According to Southwest Florida’s News-Press.Com, a man was casing the building and surrounding property of a roofing company in Fort Myers, Florida. Video surveillance caught him attempting to break… 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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Broward County Aggravated Robbery Incidents Could Trigger 10-20-Life Law

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Broward County Police are on the lookout for a man alleged to be involved in two recent robberies at a Deerfield Beach gas station and a Dania Beach convenience store. The robber staged a hold up at gunpoint in the first incident and then shot the 70-year-old manager of the gas station a day… Read More »

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Theft Crimes in Florida: What’s the Difference?

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

The story sounds like something out of a comedy: A man was busted with a theft crime as he was riding his bicycle in a Florida neighborhood. The item in question was a milk crate he had attached to his bike for carrying groceries and other shopping purchases. The man claimed he found the… Read More »

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Grand Theft in Florida 101: You May Have a Defense

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Grand theft may be a popular term due to its association with an automobile-based video game, but the crime doesn’t just apply to cars, as reported by the Palm Beach Post. A man was arrested and charged with grand theft just days after he reportedly gambled away more than $5,000 on his employer’s credit… Read More »

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What Comes Next for Woman Arrested for Bank Robbery? Arraignment

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

As reported by the Sun-Sentinel, a Broward County woman was arrested on charges of robbery after hitting a credit union and bank in the Fort Lauderdale area. She is accused of stealing cash amounting to more than $4,000 over the two incidents, which occurred over a five-day period. In both cases, she was disguised… Read More »

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