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Acupuncturist Accused Of Fraud By Indian River County Officials

A Vero Beach Acupuncturist is in need of an Indian River County criminal defense lawyer following her arrest on charges of fraud and racketeering. The arrest, which took place at a Vero Beach office, was the result of a two-year investigation into the billing practices of the 56-year-old acupuncturist after county officials became suspicious. The.. read more →

Port Saint Lucie Woman Charged with Grand Theft

If you have been arrested for grand theft or shoplifting, contact Port Saint Lucie grand theft attorney Jeffrey Garland. He is a trial lawyer with over 18 years of experience. He has successfully defended a number of clients on both the state and federal levels. There are a number of people who are falsely accused.. read more →

Walmart Employee Accused of Stealing More than $30,000

A former Walmart employee faces charges of grand theft after he allegedly stole from the store. Authorities say he took more than $30,000. He’ll need a Saint Lucie County Criminal Lawyer in order to defend against serious criminal charges. Loss prevention agents at the store discovered and documented the theft. The employee allegedly held a.. read more →

DOC Guard Has All Charges Dropped

Preston Rock (not his real name) was charged in Okeechobee County with three felony charges: conspiracy to introduce contraband, unlawful compensation for a public servant, and bribery. Rock was arrested on warrants in February, 2015. All charges were dropped on 2/21/17. What happened? On 4/12/14, Florida Department of Corrections (DOC) investigators converged on the Okeechobee.. read more →

Clerk Arrested in Port St. Lucie on Theft of Lottery Tickets

A 22-year-old gas station clerk in Port St. Lucie was charged with grand theft after allegedly stealing 40 $25 scratch-off lottery tickets from her employer. She has been released on a $3,750 bond. Surveillance camera footage appears to show the woman taking the tickets from a storage bin at 7:30 a.m. and placing them in.. read more →

More Grist for the Mill – Who Cares Who We Arrest?

Solomon Jean Pierre (not his real name) had a hard time getting to the United States from his native country of Haiti. Once here, Pierre was granted status. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued him an employment authorization card which allowed Pierre to obtain work and a Florida Driver License. Pierre took advantage of.. read more →

Fraud Theft

Real Estate Investor Defeats All Mortgage Fraud Charges The last remaining mortgage fraud charge against Carl Crankshaft (not his real name) was dropped by the State on 10/21/14. This brought to a successful conclusion the ill-begotten prosecution. The underlying facts in this case were not in any serious dispute. Ultimately, the State was forced to.. read more →

Fort Pierce Attorney Reduces Grand Theft

A manager of a nationwide sporting goods chain was charged with grand theft via embezzlement. The manager retained Fort Pierce Attorney Jeffrey Garland within days of his arrest. Based upon many factors, including a lack of price record and immediate repayment of 100% of the misappropriated funds, the manager was allowed to plead to a.. read more →

Organized Fraud Charges Dismissed Twice

G.J.B. was arrested on July 9, 2005, for the offense of organized fraud under $20,000.00. The charge arose out of his association with a construction company. The company had been formed several months after Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne in order to take advantage of the need for home repairs. read more →

Check Cashing / Money Transmitting Business Cleared Of Illegal Banking

On June 12, 2007, agents from the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office (SLCSO) and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) executed a search warrant on a convenience store located in a predominantly immigrant/Hispanic part of Fort Pierce. The search focused on financial records involving the “transmitting” of funds and “check cashing”. Boxes of records.. read more →