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Scams & Fraud Rampant in Central Florida

December 28, 2015 Posted in Criminal Defense, The Villages News, Theft, White Collar Crime

SECO Energy sent out a warning last week to its members to report that a nationwide scam targeting utility customers through email and phone has made its way to the Central Florida area. Several SECO...

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Sumter County Resident Duped in Sweepstake Scam

November 20, 2015 Posted in Personal Injury, The Villages News, Theft

Sumter County Sheriff’s officials are investigating a new scam after a resident paid almost $500 to claim nonexistent sweepstakes winnings. According to reports, the victim — identified as an...

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Man Accused of Trying to Use Counterfeit Money

November 6, 2015 Posted in Criminal Defense, Drug Crimes, The Villages News

A Wildwood man is accused of attempting to pay for his purchase at a convenience store with a counterfeit bill. The 64-year-old was arrested at a Circle K convenience store in Leesburg early Friday...

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Villages Man Killed in Beer Truck Collision

October 22, 2015 Posted in Car Accident Claim, Personal Injury, The Villages News, Villages Auto Accident Attorney, Wrongful Death

A 90-year-old resident of The Villages was killed and a woman was critically injured Tuesday afternoon after their car was struck by a tractor-trailer on County Road 25 at Southeast 115th Avenue. The...

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Man Jailed for DUI After Driving Wrong Way on U.S. 27

October 13, 2015 Posted in Criminal Defense, DUI, The Villages News

A Clermont man who has apparently been arrested three times previously for driving under the influence, remains in jail after being charged with DUI Sunday. The 47-year-old man was charged with DUI,...

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Couple Arrested in Sumter County on Drug Charges

October 2, 2015 Posted in Criminal Defense, Drug Crimes, Firearms and Weapons Charges, The Villages News

A male and female were arrested this week on drug charges in a Sumter County home. Sumter County deputies claim that the male arrested had outstanding warrants and that they uncovered drugs, weapons...

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Wildwood Man Riding Lawnmower Killed in Crash with SUV

September 28, 2015 Posted in Car Accident Claim, Personal Injury, The Villages News, Villages Auto Accident Attorney, Wrongful Death

A 55-year-old Wildwood man riding a lawnmower on a Sumter County highway was killed Wednesday when he was rear-ended by an SUV, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report. The Wildwood man was...

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Wildwood Man Accused of Molesting Two Children

August 28, 2015 Posted in Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes, The Villages News

A 27-year-old Sumter County man has been arrested for allegedly molesting two small children he was supposed to be watching. The Wildwood resident was charged with lewd and lascivious conduct. He...

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Wildwood Teen Arrested on Lewd Charges

August 21, 2015 Posted in Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes, The Villages News

A 19-year-old Wildwood man was arrested Monday after being accused of touching a juvenile inappropriately. The teen was charged with lewd and lascivious behavior, and cruelty towards a child. He was...

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Two Men Arrested in Car Burglaries in The Villages

August 13, 2015 Posted in Burglary, Criminal Defense, Felony & Misdemeanor Charges, The Villages News, Theft

Two men have been arrested for a string of car burglaries in the Villages. Around 2:42 a.m. Wednesday the Sumter County Sheriff's Office received a call from the Village Community Watch regarding two...

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