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Michelle Spence-Jones

Spence Jones Claims Defamation, Plans To Sue State Attorney

Having tried and failed twice to convict Miami Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones on public corruption charges, the State Attorney’s Office in Miami-Dade may soon find itself in court, defending against charges of misconduct in pursuing Jones.

CBS4–02/28/2012

Juanita Olivera, 29, is accused of stealing money from Homestead Senior High School while acting as treasurer. (Source: Miami-Dade Corrections)

Exclusive: Homestead High School Treasurer Accused Of Stealing Funds

For the third time in the past year, a treasurer at a Miami-Dade Public school has been arrested and charged with stealing funds from her school.

CBS4–02/27/2012

(Souce: Broward Sheriff's Office) Maria Holly, charged with elder neglect

Police: Caregiver Leaves 95-Year-Old Woman In Car At Casino

Maria Holly may have stopped at the Seminole Coconut Creek Casino hoping to hit the jackpot, but instead she crapped out when she was arrested for allegedly leaving an elderly woman in her care sitting in the woman’s car while she may have run in to find her fortune.

02/20/2012

Paul Francois learned Tuesday that he will go to trial for allegedly swindling women out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. (CBS4)

Jury: So-Called “Sweetheart Swindler” Guilty Of Fraud, Grand Theft

A Broward County jury found the so-called “Sweetheart Swindler” guilty of wooing two women, only to steal their money.

CBS4–02/16/2012

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Career Criminal Caught On Camera By School Police

Surveillance tape at a Coral Gables school lead to the capture of a man who Miami-Dade Schools Police said is a career criminal who has targeted both a middle school and a hospital.

CBS4–02/16/2012

Paul Francois learned Tuesday that he will go to trial for allegedly swindling women out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. (CBS4)

So-Called ‘Sweetheart Swindler’ Goes To Trial On Theft Charges

On a day most women want flowers, two women went to court hoping for justice.

CBS4–02/14/2012

Janet Gamory (Source: Broward Sheriff's Office)

PTA Treasurer Charged With Grand Theft

A Miramar woman has been charged with Grand Theft after she allegedly stole nearly $33 thousand from a school’s Parent Teacher Association.

CBS4–01/24/2012

Miami International Airport - North Terminal

Miami TSA Screener, Wife Charged With Looting Luggage

Airline passengers are warned not to put expensive things in luggage, a Miami TSA baggage screener is proof the warning makes sense. Michael Pujol was charged with Grand Theft after Miami-Dade police said he rifled a traveler’s luggage, stealing at least one iPad.

CBS4–01/21/2012

(Source: AP)

Report: FSU Cornerback Arrested

Florida State Seminoles reserve cornerback Avis Commack faces felony grand theft charges after a fellow student’s Apple iPad was reported stolen.

CBS4–12/19/2011

Jorge Gonzalez is accused of duping investors into purchasing forged paintings. (Source: Miami-Dade Corrections)

Miami Man Accused Of Selling Forged Paintings

Several pricey pieces of art have turned out to be forgeries, investors have been defrauded and now authorities say there may be more victims.

CBS4–11/28/2011

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