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Month: March 2018

Florida woman must repay $112,000 in disability fraud case

Disability fraud is not a very common form of crime. The system is very slow and the amount of benefits relatively low for the amount of effort someone would need to invest to perpetuate a successful fraud. That could include falsifying medical records, committing for...

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Florida raids lead to drug charges

Florida police carried out a number of arrests in West Volusia County on March 13, 2018, capturing 21 people wanted on drug charges. There are three warrants that remain outstanding. The arrests came as part of a 10-month investigation, Operation Heavyweight, into...

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Woman facing drug charges in overdose death

On March 7, it was reported that a Florida woman was facing murder charges after she was accused of selling heroin that had been laced with fentanyl to a 31-year-old woman. The woman, aged 31, ended up overdosing and dying in October 2017.Polk County authorities who...

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“No knowledge” defenses to security fraud in Florida

Security fraud is a simple crime, but the regulations and penalties can be extremely complex. It is important, therefore, to try and grasp all aspects if you have found yourself being accused of committing such a crime.In Florida, security fraud is taken very...

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2 people in Florida charged with drug crimes

A 31-year-old woman attempted to hide under blankets when the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant on her home in Destin at 403 Azalea Drive. Also present during the search was a 65-year-old man. Law enforcement officers arrested them both after...

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