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Contractor took Meds and Jewelry while using Man’s Bathroom

A construction worker in Central Florida was accused of stealing personal items, including prescription medication, from a home he was hired to work on.

On March 21, several construction workers were on a property in Alachua that they were hired to work on. While they were there, one of the crew members reportedly asked the owner of the home if he could use the bathroom. The owner told the worker to go ahead and use the facilities.

It was reported that after the worker left the home, he realized he was missing his bandana. He thought he had left it in the house when he used the bathroom, so he asked the man if he could go back inside and check. Again, the owner told him it was okay to do so.

After the worker left the house the second time, the man reportedly noticed some of his personal belongings, including his wallet, were not where he remembered leaving them. He asserted that the worker swiped the items while he was there, and the man notified the authorities.

Deputies with the Alachua County Sheriff’s Department arrived, and the homeowner told them he was missing jewelry and medication. They put the suspect in the police car, and they said they found baggies of the same types of pills the alleged victim reported missing sitting on the floor of the car.

The man, who is a convicted felon for aggravated assault and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, was booked into the Alachua County Jail. He is facing nine preliminary charges including seven felony counts of possession with intent to sell, manufacture, or deliver a Schedule IV controlled substance, one felony count of larceny – grand theft of a controlled substance, and one felony count of grand theft more than $750 and less than $5,000. According to jail records, he is currently being held in lieu of a $21,000 bond.

If you or someone you love is suspected of a criminal offense, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.

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