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Fraud/Theft Cases

Acupuncturist Accused Of Fraud By Indian River County Officials
  • Published: August 29, 2018

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 official charges that have been lodged against the woman are fraud for an amount more than $50,000, filing a false insurance claim for an amount more than $100,000, brokering patients, waiving co-pays and deductibles for patients illegally, and racketeering. The acupuncturist is currently in the Indian River County Jail where she is being held without bail. County officials say that a clinic owned by the woman collected more than $1.2 million dollars in claims from the county in 2016. This number earned the clinic the distinction of…Read More

  • Published: November 15, 2017

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 everyday and end up paying a heavy price for it. This is likely because they didn’t have the proper representation. Port Saint Lucie criminal defense lawyer Jeffrey Garland knows all the ins and outs of criminal prosecutions. Many people who are arrested aren’t aware of their rights. A seasoned Port Saint Lucie grand theft attorney like Mr. Garland will defend your rights vigorously to ensure you have a fair trial. Additionally, Jeffrey Garland has many years of scientific training under his belt, which means he has both…Read More

  • Published: July 20, 2017

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 management position. They say that he worked in the Tire Lube and Express center of the store located in Fort Pierce. They say he made refunds for sales that didn’t ever happen. Allegedly, he used an accomplice to place the funds on a debit card. Then, he pocketed the money. Most of these fraudulent transactions involved fake purchases of tires. The amounts were over $1,000 in each case. The man was able to carry out the thefts because of his manager’s access and authority to make refunds.…Read More

  • Published: December 1, 2016

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 a pouch on the office door of the store. Police reported that she returned to the pouch at 9:05 a.m. She was said to have retrieved the tickets and then left the store. An arrest affidavit said that upon being confronted by the store manager, the woman allegedly admitted the theft and returned all but two scratched off tickets which she offered to pay for. Neither of the tickets that she scratched off paid anything. Florida law classifies grand theft as a felony in the…Read More