Central Florida Police Officer Goes to Jail

An Avon Park police officer has been adjudicated guilty of a felony and sentenced to a year in jail. Adam Willis entered a plea to grand theft after he was arrested for taking a wallet from an unlocked car while he was on duty to protect the citizens of Florida.

There are many levels of theft crimes in Jacksonville and in all of Florida. A theft is committed if you knowingly obtain, use, or try to obtain property that belongs to someone else with the intent to permanently or temporarily deprive them of it. Depending on the value of the property, the crime can be a felony or a misdemeanor. If the value is under $300.00, it is a misdemeanor. If the value is over $300.00, it will be considered a felony grand theft.