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Andre-Leite-240x300Andre Leite of Coconut Creek, Florida was arrested last month for allegedly defrauding the city of Deerfield Beach of $300,000 by wrongfully representing himself as a licensed plumber. Leite, 50, was charged with fraud, money laundering, grand theft, forgery, and working as an unlicensed contractor.

According to the arrest report, Leite, who owns Andre Plumbing, was hired to fix toilets and sinks at city facilities from 2012 to 2016. He reportedly applied to become the city’s plumber by submitting the certificate and license number of Glaydson Machado Silva, the owner of GMS Plumbing in Fort Lauderdale.

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Roberto-Martinez-240x300Broward County tax office employee Roberto Martinez was arrested at work on June 29 for his alleged involvement in a fraud scheme that netted $1.6 million from 28 county property owners.

Martinez, 46, faces multiple felony charges, including money laundering, organized scheme to defraud, grand theft, forgery, and official misconduct. He is being held on $915,000 bond. The press did not name an attorney for him.

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