Burglary vs. Robbery: What’s the Difference?

Posted: October 30, 2017 | Categories: Theft and Fraud

Many people mix up burglary and robbery, but the two offenses are very different. They often occur together, but may also occur in conjunction with other crimes or on their own. Below, we detail the differences between burglary and robbery. How Does Florida Law Define Burglary? Burglary occurs when someone enters a house, business, or other…


What is Medicare fraud?

Posted: January 20, 2017 | Categories: Theft and Fraud

Since its inception in 2007, the Medicare Fraud Strike Force (MFSF) has cracked down on Medicare Fraud. Two of the nine national MFSF operating centers are in Florida, including one in Tampa. To date, over 2,100 people have been indicted for some type of Medicare fraud, resulting in the recovery of approximately $2 billion. A…


Grand Theft Auto Charges in Florida

Posted: October 31, 2016 | Categories: Theft and Fraud

Grand theft, or the unlawful taking of another’s car or other property valued at $300 or more, is a felony offense in Florida, punishable by imprisonment and other penalties. Various factors will determine the outcome of a grand theft auto case, including the valuation of the property, the intent of the defendant, and the circumstances…


New Florida Law Means Tougher Penalties for Credit Card Skimmers on Gas Pumps

Posted: October 13, 2016 | Categories: Theft and Fraud

Florida gas stations have been the target of thieves trying to steal credit card information through electronic skimmers. These credit card skimmers look like normal credit card slots, but relay the card information to the thief’s computer. In May 2015, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services released the results of a statewide sweep…