The University of Florida Medical Plaza on the Emerson Expressway was the victim of $42,000.00 of theft. Fourteen air condition units were stolen from the Jacksonville medical complex.
Many times, the thieves are destroying the air units to get to the copper. They can sell the copper for a good amount of money at metal scrap yards. If the suspects are found, they could face charges of Grand Theft and if they sell the parts, Dealing in Stolen Property.
Grand Theft can be charged if the item(s) stolen are valued at $300.00 or more. This criminal charge is a third degree felony punishable for up to 5 years in prison.
You can be charged with Dealing in Stolen Property if you sold or bought an item you knew or should have known was stolen. This charge is a second degree felony and is punishable for up to 15 years in prison.
If you have any questions about theft charges in Jacksonville, call our Jacksonville Theft Attorneys at (904) 634-0900.