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The Bizarre World of Florida

Cosmetic surgery fraudster gets 20 years for IRS scam October 23, 2014

Filed under: Controversy,Disgusting,Disrespectful,Fraud,Really Dumb,Robbers,WTF? — floridaduh @ 12:48 pm

A Clermont woman who spent $4 million from fraudulent income-tax returns on cosmetic surgeries, luxury cars and an Orlando restaurant was recently sentenced to federal prison.

sfl-flduh-cosmetic-surgery-scam-20141022-001Orlando-based U.S. District Judge Roy B. Dalton, Jr. sentenced Tanya Fox to 20 years behind bars for conspiracy, five counts of wire fraud, 10 counts of theft of government property and 10 counts of aggravated identity theft, authorities announced Wednesday.

Fox, who was found guilty of the charges in July, was immediately taken into custody.

She spent money from fraudulent tax returns to purchase a BMW 7 Series, an Infiniti M35, a Chrysler Crossfire and a Volkswagen Beetle, according to testimony.

The government seized those vehicles.

But another vehicle, a Maserati, was repossessed before it could be seized.

“Fox also used the proceeds from these offenses to have cosmetic surgery on two occasions and open a restaurant in the Orlando area,” according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Details about those surgeries and the location of that restaurant were not released.

The government alleges that Fox, between January 2010 and June 2013, opened bank accounts in the name of false tax-preparation businesses and used other people to help withdraw fraudulently obtained tax-return money.

Fox used the Social Security numbers, dates of birth and names of patients at the health department to file the returns and obtain nearly $4.1 million.

 

Boy, 13, stopped on I-75 driving a front end loader October 21, 2014

A 13-year-old boy was stopped Sunday on Interstate 75 while driving a front-end loader, reportedly in an attempt to travel to Fort Lauderdale.

sfl-flduh-front-end-loader-20141020-001According to a Marion County Sheriff’s Office report, the boy said he ran away from home Sunday morning and was looking for a vehicle he could take to South Florida so he could meet with a friend.

He came upon Magnum Construction at 4202 NW 27th Ave., Ocala, and saw a Mack truck, but could not find the keys. After searching the office, the boy got on one of the front-end loaders parked on the lot and started the vehicle. He drove through the locked front gate and headed down U.S. 27 until he got to the north entrance of I-75, according to the report.

The boy made it about three miles on the busy highway before he was stopped by a Florida Highway Patrol trooper.

The front-end loader was recovered by the owner. The piece of equipment was not damaged and no one was injured.

The boy was charged with commercial burglary, grand theft and criminal mischief. He was taken to the juvenile detention area at the Sheriff’s Office.

 

Man called it “extreme shopping,” women called it ‘flashing’

Christopher Durrell Glaze told Sanford police he was “extreme shopping” after he flashed two women at the Seminole Towne Center mall last week, an arrest report states.

sfl-flduh-extreme-shopping-flashing-20141020-001Two women reported seeing Glaze, 27, exposing himself at the mall Wednesday afternoon.

The first described doing a “double take” after Glaze flashed her. As she went to report what had happened, he walked into a Victoria’s Secret store, where he encountered another woman, “pulled down the front of his pants and exposed himself completely to her,” according to the arrest report.

Police interviewed Glaze, who eventually confessed to flashing the two women, the report says.

Glaze initially told an officer he was shopping.

Asked what kind of shopping, he said “extreme shopping,” something he defined as “when you go shopping and you talk to girls and flirt,” the arrest report says

When police asked if Glaze had exposed himself, he initially said he had exposed his stomach, but later admitted that he had flashed his genitals, the report says.
He was arrested on two counts of indecent exposure of sexual organs, a misdemeanor.

 

Police Release Photo Of Victim Humped, Defiled By Notorious Walmart Masturbator October 20, 2014

Florida cops have released an image of the glassy-eyed victim of the notorious Walmart masturbator.

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As seen in the above evidence photo, the brown, tan, and red stuffed horse was allegedly used Tuesday by Sean Johnson, 19, as he pleasured himself inside the store in Brooksville.

After splattering the “stuffed horse’s chest area” with ejaculate, Johnson placed it “on top of a bed in a bag (comforter set).” The toy, price tag in place, was later placed on Walmart’s floor, where it was photographed by a cop.

Read the original story here.

 

 

Man swiped toilet parts from fast food restaurants

Filed under: Bizzarre,Dumb,Florida Nut,Interesting,Really Dumb,Robbers,Weird,WTF? — floridaduh @ 1:06 pm

Police have arrested a man they say destroyed toilets in fast-food restaurants across the city as part of a metal recycling scheme.

sfl-flduh-toilet-parts-fast-food-20141017-001Brian Rinda, 28, allegedly stole flushing handles and pipes, then traded the brass parts for between $36 and $40 at the county recycling center. Sometimes he would cause as much as $1,000 in damage when he broke the toilets, according to St. Petersburg police reports.

Authorities suspect Rinda in thefts from numerous locations in St. Petersburg, including Wendy’s, McDonald’s, Burger King, Publix, Subway, Cracker Barrel and Bob Evans restaurants and Albert Whitted Park.

Detectives used records from the recycling center and surveillance video from the restaurants to identify Rinda, police said. He faces nine counts of theft.

 

DUI suspect can’t take a hint, gets into car anyway October 17, 2014

Filed under: Alcohol,Drunk,Dumb,Florida Nut,OK Then .....,Really Dumb,Stupid,WTF? — floridaduh @ 1:12 pm

Police say a drunken Gainesville woman did not get the hint on Wednesday night from an officer who told her she was in no condition to drive.

sfl-flduh-drunk-drove-warned-20141016-001Instead of heeding the suggestion from the Gainesville police officer, she piled into her car and was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving, according to a Gainesville Police Department report.

A concerned citizen at the TGI Friday’s at 3598 SW Archer Road called GPD sometime before 3 a.m. to report a woman, later identified as Kelley Cunningham, who appeared too drunk to drive. An officer arrived and found the 51-year-old Cunningham struggling to stand outside of her car. Her eyes were bloodshot, and she had the smell of alcohol on her breath, an officer wrote in the report.

The officer told Cunningham she could not drive and should find another way home, and that he would park his patrol car near her vehicle to make sure she did not take off anyway.

Moments later, Cunningham — while staring at the patrol car — got in her own vehicle and tried to drive away, the report stated.

The officer performed a traffic stop and later found “multiple” open containers of vodka inside Cunningham’s car. She allegedly told officers she also consumed two drinks at the restaurant.

Cunningham failed the field sobriety tests performed by the officer, and she refused to provide a breath sample, according to the report. A subsequent investigation revealed her license already had been revoked from a DUI in 2010.

The officer also reported that he asked Cunningham if she was too drunk to drive.

“She stated, ‘Of course,’” the report stated.

 

Cold, angry woman attacked man in blanket battle October 16, 2014

Filed under: Abuse,Amazing,Bad Temper,Bizzarre,Controversy,Dumb,Fight,Really Dumb,Stupid,WTF? — floridaduh @ 4:09 pm

DeLand police rushed to a home where neighbors reported a woman had been screaming outside for 15 minutes only to find out she was fighting over a blanket, according to an arrest report.

sfl-flduh-blanket-battle-20141015-001Officers found Emma Campbell at 4:14 a.m. Tuesday at 729 Lindley Blvd. and, after an investigation, arrested and charged her with battery causing bodily harm.

Campbell, 20, of Wesley Chapel, left several long, deep scratch injuries on her boyfriend, Alexander McCall’s chest, back and upper right thigh, a report shows.

Police determined that the fracas was over a blanket. Campbell and McCall, 20, in a relationship for three years, were breaking up and could not agree on who was going to use the blanket Tuesday night.

That prompted a fight and a tug of war over the blanket as there was a dispute over the temperature setting of the air conditioning, police said.

Campbell then attacked McCall with her fingernails, police said.

“Due to Campbell’s aggressive attacks with her nails, McCall shoved her off of him at which time she landed on the floor,” officers wrote in their report.

Campbell claimed McCall cut her lips but police did not see any injuries on her, the report said. Campbell was released Tuesday from the Volusia County Branch Jail on her own recognizance.

 

 
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