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Broward Burglar Facing More Than 30 Charges

Most criminals have one or two specialty. Matthew McHugh has at least five.

CBS Miami–08/09/2012

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Former BTU Chief Pat Santeramo Expected To Bond Out Of Jail

Former Broward Teachers Union president Pat Santeramo appeared before a judge Wednesday morning during a discussion on his bond.

CBS4–07/11/2012

Jumoke Williams  (Source: Broward Sheriff's Office)

Lauderhill Man Accused In Retail/Identity Theft Scam

Sharp eyed loss prevention personnel at the Home Depot are credited with helping the Broward Sheriff’s Office catch a Lauderhill man who reportedly defrauded half a dozen businesses out thousands of dollars in merchandise.

CBS4–05/23/2012

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DCF Worker Jailed In Million-Dollar Ripoff

If you’ve ever wondered why your taxes are so high, consider the story of former DCF caseworker Meera Gokool Kahn, who in her 9 years on the job found so many ways to rip off the system, she cost the state over $1 million. Thursday, the state announced she was headed to prison.

04/05/2012

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

“Sweetheart Swindler” Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison

A South Florida man, dubbed the “Sweetheart Swindler,” was sentenced Thursday morning to ten years in prison for swindling two women out of more than $370,000 with promises of marriage and a prosperous life together.

CBS4–03/01/2012

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

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