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Specific Types of Larceny Charges

Grand theft is a term used to describe any theft that in which the items taken exceed a certain monetary value. The exact cost of the item or items needed to constitute a theft of this magnitude may vary based on location. Grand theft can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the jurisdiction and the situation surrounding the theft. Factors which may affect how the case is charged may include whether force was used during the theft and the exact value of the stolen goods. Legally, theft is often synonymous with larceny. Robbery is the taking or attempting to take something of value from another person by use of force, threats or intimidation. It is committed in the presence of the victim. Robbery is commonly known… […]

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Why BSO is Saying Lock Your Doors

Why BSO is Saying Lock Your Doors

Burglary is a crime where the charges can depend on the monetary value of the items stolen or the damage done. While unfortunate, burglary is very common especially in South Florida. This summer, the rate of stolen AC units for the copper materials reached an all time high. Cars are a constant target, especially for electronics like GPS units and other items of value left in the vehicle. In Broward County, the Sheriff’s Office is noticing that criminals are targeting cars with unlocked doors and are unfortunately finding many vehicles that provide an open invitation for burglary. Burglary and the Law According to Florida Statute 810.02: “Burglary” means: (1) Entering a dwelling, a structure, or a conveyance with the intent to commit an offense therein, unless the premises are at… […]

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Why A Woman Was Jailed Twice in One Day

Why A Woman Was Jailed Twice in One Day

Shoplifting is considered a petty crime and the consequences and bail are generally not very serious. One woman however, made headlines for being taken into custody twice in 10 hours for shoplifting and then a burglary later after she posted bail. Theft in Vero Beach According to WPTV News, Kathryn Ann Moody, 19, was charged at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday for retail theft at Walmart. She posted $500 and before the day was done, deputies took her into custody again for burglary, grand theft and criminal mischief. An accomplice accused in the burglary, 22-year-old Kiley Yandle, was also taken into custody. Staff at Walmart said Moody selected a $90 area rug from a store display and received a refund for it, though she had never paid for it. She also stuffed a… […]

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Why Gun Shop Owners Need to Invest in Security Systems

The owner of a gun outlet is only beginning to estimate the damages after discovering an incredible number of missing firearms. An employee arrived for work Saturday morning and found the shop destroyed. David Milstad, the owner of the shop, stated: “…Ammunition was scattered everywhere, I have $10,000 worth of ammunition, I don’t know how much they took,” According to detectives, the thieves apparently had a well thought out plan. Rather than bothering with the steel gate at the gun shop, the thieves broke into an empty business next door and knocked a hole through the connecting wall. They then went straight to the safe. “My safe was full of handguns, boxes of handguns I remove form the shelves every night, and they got every one of them, about 100… […]

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Burglary Busted By Myspace

Burglary Busted By Myspace

According to an article in WPTV News, a Florida Keys teen was arrested Sunday evening after a home that was burglarized was found to have a computer logged into the young man’s MySpace account, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office says a caretaker for the home on Sugarloaf Key reported the burglary when the caretaker was preparing to remove hurricane shutters from a door and saw someone sitting on the living room couch. Deputies arriving at the home found no one inside, but they did find a back window open, empty soda and food containers, and some marijuana on a coffee table. The deputies also found a bedroom computer turned on and logged into the MySpace account of Robert Rupp, 18, of Big Coppitt Key, the… […]

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