A thief is hitting hospitals and doctor’s offices in Florida, able to slip in and out largely due to her crafty disguise: scrubs.
Police don’t know who she is but according to WFTV in Orlando, she has walked into several medical buildings and stole credit cards directly out of staff member’s purses and wallets.
She then takes her new plastic shopping, picking out toys for children and décor for her home. She has been caught on surveillance making purchases at stores like Walmart, WinnDixie, Target, and Walgreens.
In total, police believe she has hit 4 people and spent over $5,000 in other people’s money. Among the hospitals she has stolen from are Cape Canaveral Hospital, Holmes Regional, and another in Sebastian. The most recent incident is believed to have happened on October 13th.
Theft crimes aren’t always this elaborate. They could involve shoplifting or taking something from a neighbor without permission. However, there are incidences of theft that are much more detailed than this one as well.
For instance, petty theft offenses are considered misdemeanors and apply where the value of stolen goods and services is less than $300. Misdemeanors, in Florida, will be punishable by less than 1 year in jail.
On the other end of the spectrum, a 1st degree grand theft charge is the most serious of theft charges and is when the value of stolen property is greater than $100,000. This type of charge can result in up to 30 years in prison.
Whatever kind of theft charges you are facing, I want to help. Contact me today to discuss the details of your case and to see how having an aggressive defense attorney can make all the difference on your day in court.