Orlando police officer, Wendell Robey, has been arrested in Florida for grand theft, dealing in stolen property, and identity theft. The officer and his wife are accused of selling employee tickets to Disney World and Universal Studios on craiglist.com. Employees are given these tickets by the companies and are not for resale.
In order to convict Robey of Grand Theft in Florida, the state would have to prove that he knowingly took someone;s property with the intent to temporarily or permanently deprive them of the property. If the value of the property is over $300, the crime is a third degree felony punishable for up to 5 years in prison.
Dealing in Stolen Property is a second degree felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison. The prosecutor would have to prove Robey bought or sold property he knew or should have known was stolen.
Identity Theft, also called Criminal Use of Identification Information, is a multi-level felony in Florida. The prosecutor would have to prove Robey willfully and without authorization, fraudulently used the personal identification information of someone else without obtaining their consent. If the value received is less than $5000, this is a third degree felony punishable up to 5 years in prison.
If the value received is $5000 or more or if the suspect fraudulently used 10 or more people’s information but less than 20, the crime is a second degree felony punishable to up to 15 years in prison. It also carries a 3 year minimum mandatory, which means if convicted, a suspect would have to spend 3 years in prison day for day.
If the value received is $50,000 or more or 20 up to 30 people got the their identities stolen, the suspect could receive up to 30 years in prison with a 5 year minimum mandatory.
A ten year minimum mandatory is applied if the value received is $100,000 or more or 30 or more people are victims of the ID theft in Florida.