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person-holding-100-us-dollar-banknotes-2068975-300x200Authorities in Florida have announced the arrest of Stephen E. Shafer of Oklahoma City for allegedly stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from dozens of victims and failing to turn over $100,000 in sales tax to the state.

Shafer, 49, was arrested in Oklahoma City on March 13 on charges of racketeering, organized fraud, and failing to remit sales tax. He was extradited and booked into Walton County Jail on Saturday. The press did not name an attorney for him.

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pexels-photo-164501-300x200The former president of a private medical career college in West Palm Beach, FL, was arrested Tuesday for allegedly using the school’s debit card to pay for personal shopping totaling more than $82,000.

Brenda Lee Green was charged with grand theft, organized fraud, and money laundering. She was booked into jail and was released hours later on $35,000 bond. The press did not name an attorney for her.

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document-agreement-documents-sign-48148-300x199A 26-year-old Israeli woman was arrested on fraud charges in Florida last week after she allegedly tried to cash checks worth $1 million in the name of her 77-year-old husband, whom she married four months earlier.

Lin Helena Halfon faces charges of money laundering, organized fraud, and exploitation of an elderly person. She was ordered held on $1 million bond. It is unclear if she has acquired the services of an attorney.

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Florida Highway Patrol Trooper David Casillas was arrested on February 28 for allegedly helping his friend Jesus Del Valle hide a hit-and-run crash that severely injured gardener Yoel Montero. Casillas, 35, faces charges for official misconduct, filing a false insurance claim, and organized fraud.

According to the arrest report, the alleged hit-and-run crash occurred on June 30 last year. A SUV sideswiped a gardening crew that was working on 62nd Street in Miami Beach and severely injured Montero, who was working there at the time. He suffered a serious head injury and acutely damaged his right leg. Witnesses identified the SUV as a 2015 Range Rover.

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