Tamarac Crime Update: Victim Loses $768k To Fraud

Crime Update

By Jim Donnelly

Through our joint effort with the Broward Sheriff’s Office to share updates with the residents, this is a summary of Tamarac crime events through January 29, 2024.

Fraud

A victim of Fraud – All Other on 01/26/2024. The total estimated loss was $768,000.

A victim of Fraud – All Other on 01/26/2024. The total estimated loss was $25,000. The victim reported fraudulent withdrawals from his checking account.

Theft

Publix was a victim of Theft – Retail / Shoplifting on 01/23/2024. The total estimated loss was $321. An unknown subject stole detergent and bleach from the store.

A victim of Theft – All Other on 01/23/2024. The total estimated loss was $25,975. The victim reported unknown subjects had stolen money from his business account for over a year.

A victim of Theft – Motor Vehicle Parts on 01/29/2024. The total estimated loss was $2,000.

A victim of Theft – All Other on 01/26/2024. The total estimated loss was $800. The victim reported a stolen iPhone.

McNab Food Store was a victim of Theft – All Other on 01/25/2024. The total estimated loss was $721.

Family Dollar was a victim of Theft – Retail / Shoplifting on 01/25/2024. The total estimated loss was $164. A male selected, concealed in a Walmart bag, merchandise, passed all points of sale without intent to pay.

A victim of Auto Theft on 01/24/2024. The suspect deprived the victim of his vehicle while paying for fuel.

A victim of Auto Theft on 01/25/2024. A resident’s vehicle was stolen from the apartment complex.

A victim of Auto Theft on 01/26/2024. A male reported that his 2017 Nissan Altima was stolen. The total estimated loss was $13,000.

Death

A victim of a Death Investigation on W Commercial Blvd on 01/24/2024. A male was found deceased in a hotel room.

A victim of Death Investigation on 01/27/2024. The parents reported their son to be unconscious and not breathing.

Burglary

Mak Landscaping Services Inc. was a victim of Burglary Conveyance on 01/25/2024. The total estimated loss was $1,200. An unknown suspect in a Maroon Nissan Rogue stole two weed eaters and an edger out of a landscaping trailer.

Battery

A victim of Battery on 01/27/2024. An adult female responded to Extended Stay to serve the subject a restraining order; before police arrived, the suspect saw the victim and deployed pepper spray on her and the hotel manager.

Arrests

Thornton, Terronce A., 19, was arrested on a Vehicle Theft-Grand Theft Of Motor Vehicle charge on 01/24/2024.

German, Eddie L., 24, was arrested on a Vehicle Theft-Grand Theft Of Motor Vehicle charge on 01/24/2024.

Mejia, Victor, 32, was arrested on a charge of Touch Or Strike/Battery/Domestic Violence on 01/27/2024.

Hill, Cheron, Nakeith, 23, was arrested on a charge of Loitering Or Prowling on 01/26/2024.

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Jim Donnelly
Jim Donnelly
A Coral Springs resident for over 30 years, Jim Donnelly has had a 40-year career as a photographer, videographer, and editor for South Florida affiliate news stations, along with CNN, ESPN, ABC Sports and News, NBC Sports and News, Fox News, and CBS. Donnelly has won several awards, including EMMY’s, for his team coverage. Currently, he owns Image Masters Photography and works as a Realtor.
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