Miami Beach Meter-Man Charged With Fraud

MIAMI BEACH (CBS4) – A Miami Beach parking enforcement officer was arrested after he allegedly stole credit cards and cash from a vehicle and racked up more than $10 thousand in fraudulent charges.

According to Miami Beach police, 23-year old Ramon Soler was on a ride-along with a police officer on February 19th, when the officer pulled over a driver in the 1300 block of Alton Road on suspicion of driving under the influence. While the driver was performing a roadside sobriety test, Soler reportedly went into the suspect’s car and stole a wallet containing a number of credit cards and $500 in cash.

Soler then allegedly went on a spending spree.

Soler’s arrest affidavit states that he made three purchases with a stolen credit card at a Sunoco gas station on Coral Way the same day he reportedly stole the wallet.  Later that day, using his computer, he also allegedly ordered nearly $10-thousand in parts for his 2000 Ford Mustang from using a stolen American Express card and had them shipped to a former neighbor’s address.

When American Express noticed that Soler was using a different shipping address than his home address they put a hold on his order. American Muscle then sent Soler an email that his order had been put on hold and he needed to contact them.

During the course of the investigation, American Muscle gave detectives a recorded conversation in which Soler talked about the hold on the order which had been purchased with a stolen credit card.

Investigators say Soler also charged more than $170 dollars on the stolen cards before he was taken into custody.

During questioning, police say Soler admitted to the theft and fraud.

“He is a part-time employee so he has been relieved of all duties pending the outcome of the investigation. He will not be scheduled for work and will not be paid,” Miami Beach spokeswoman Nannette Rodriguez told CBS4’s Gio Benitez.

Soler has been charged with one count of grand theft, one count of burglary of a vehicle and four counts of fraud using personal identification.

  • Jerry Talerico

    Miami Beach sure hires some great people. He fits right in!

    • H.R.

      It is not only Miami Beach but other cities and the county as well. The biggest problem is that they hire employee’s friends and relatives. Many times those positions aren’t posted or if they are they don’t even interview the more qualified applicants or do everything in their power to have them disqualified. Rules are also bent for some of them. I witnessed a person do a test for someone as the person would have never passed it. There are police officers out there who never went through all the testing needed for the job which is set out by the state. One police officer had 4 relatives in the same police academy at the same time. Parents getting their children in jobs in the same department. It goes on and on. Then you have honest qualified applicants who don’t have a hope in hell and end u having to take a lower position somewhere.

  • ulrick guillaume

    those parking enforcement guys in miami beach have too much power. someone needs to check on them so they don’t go over their limits.they sometimes block the trafficby parking theirs cars in the midlle of the road just to talk to their friends and nobody never tell them anything.i’m talking as a taxi driver


      They learned THAT from other municipalities.

      Government workers are NOT GREAT, not even MEDIOCRE, I know that is a


      • rausky

        Hey Gain and Again,I’m a government worker and I truly resent your ignorant remark!! I work as a social worker for Miami Dade! I’m not perfect,nobody is! I do an honest days work fourty hours a week. I know many County and State emplyees who decent,honest workers. So STOP generalizing all of us government workers!!
        What kind of work do you do?” You’re probabaly a lazy, societal parasite smooching off of our taxes!!!

      • H.R.

        There are many honest hardworking people in many areas within a city or the county. It is the bad ones who ruin it as with anything else. What I dislike is that many of the lazy or incompetent ones are ones who friends or relatives got them in. They know they have a godfather and get away with way too much.

      • Michael

        How ironic for the one who definitely lives off of other peoples taxes to complain about someone else doing just the same.

  • b-easy

    they need to investigate his ride along partner also…im pretty sure he knows something

  • Keno Smith

    wow, would you believe it?

  • Jimbo99

    That’s not the only racketeering and fraud going on beach side.

  • Raymond Joseph

    Some of these Guys think being a police officer or Parking Meter reader makes them above the law. It’s good to see them getting the same harsh punishment as a civilian.Sometimes the system does works.

  • mimi

    Gain and Again is right , Rausky you couldnt even spell mooching right and from my own personal experience most of Govt. workers are lazy bad attitude people, im sorry but its true for MOST Govt. workers

  • rausky

    Mimi, So I made a mistake! You don’t have to insult me! I meant tosay mooching,but sometimes I go too fast when I type. I see you mooch also.

  • rausky

    Hatred+Ignorance+Stupidity= Amerikanski

  • rausky

    Hey Jimmie, I see you have nothing to do than mooch around all day! I see you’re perfectt and that you don’t make typos or other mistakes!!


    Don’t you see that we are ALL in need of MONEY!

    • rausky

      Hey Yesenia that’s funny. I agree, we all need money;especially allll of us working class people.

  • Kimberly Williams

    It is hard for a person like me who has made a mistake or two in my life to get a good gig because of “background checks”. How did he get through the red tape? And a job like that even if it is part time, it has the potential to open other doors so sad. Now he’s scarred and crimes like that speak on your character your a cheap opportunist creep to take advantage of a situation like that and then did’nt even know how to be a good one at that.

  • twinkytoo

    Hey Rausky,
    “forty” = 40
    “fourty” = 4?
    You did mean four hours work for one week, right? I thought so.

    • rausky

      Hey twinkytoo its 40 hours you dingbat!! Nobody works four hours a week! Get a freakin life!!

  • twinkytoo

    “Hey, Rausky, get back to work!” , the boss.

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