UPDATE: ‘Heartless Criminal’ Makes Arrangements To Turn Himself In To Sheriff’s Office
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // September 28, 2015
'Most Heartless Criminal of the month'
UPDATE: Sept. 28, 2015, 10:30 p.m.
UPDATE: The Sheriff’s Office has reported that this man has made arrangements to turn himself in, but has yet to be identified.
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ORIGINAL STORY: Sept. 28, 2015, 8:30 p.m.
Brevard Sheriff’s Office Seeks Public Assistance To Identify Theft Suspect
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Please look closely at the individual in this photo, as he made the very poor decision to steal the Donation Jar at a local restaurant that was placed there to raise funds to help children in need.
While the criminal only got away with $20, he has in my opinion, earned himself the “Most Heartless Criminal” of the month award.
While this post is an attempt to identify the suspect, it is also a direct message to the criminal.
Mr. Criminal, I want you to take a good look at yourself on this post and know that right now your photo is being shared with 50,000 plus people who all want to turn you in.
I hope you did not enjoy whatever you used the stolen money for, and I can tell you that it is not worth what you did and any reputation you may have thought you once had. In the coming days, I am personally going to visit The Blueberry Muffin in Indialantic and drop some money in that jar to help support the great charities the money was graciously donated to support.
I am also going to be waiting to hear when you arrive at the Brevard County Jail so that I make sure you get the finest accommodations we have to offer during your stay with us. Now do yourself a favor and contact Deputy Michelle Sweet of our South Precinct to arrange to turn yourself in.
The staff at “The Blueberry Muffin” have been collecting donations for over 10 years for the International Orthodox Christian Charities using a Donation Jar. The money goes directly to support great organizations like “St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital” and “The Child Rescue Center.”
If you know the identity of this individual who is believed to be driving a Black GMC S-10 Truck please contact Deputy Michelle Sweet, South Precinct Patrol, at 321-253-6683. As always, thank you for helping us keep Brevard County a great place to call home.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey has been a law enforcement officer for over three decades. Sheriff Ivey is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and has a Bachelor’s Degree from Daytona State College in Management and Supervision. Sheriff Ivey’s background in law enforcement is inclusive of Management, Criminal Investigations, Narcotics, Patrol Services, Public Integrity Investigations, and Corrections.
Prior to being elected in 2012, Sheriff Ivey served the citizens of the State of Florida as a Resident Agent in Charge for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. As a member of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Sheriff Ivey developed and created the country’s first ever statewide Task Force on Identity Theft. That same year the Task Force was named one of the top five most innovative programs in the country by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and investigated approximately 44 million dollars in fraud cases. Additionally, as a member of FDLE, Sheriff Ivey created the Child Abduction Response Team (C.A.R.T) that re-defined the way Child Abduction cases are conducted throughout the country today. The program was later selected as the most innovative program in the country by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and is now used as a nationwide model in the response and investigation of child abductions.
Sheriff Ivey has testified before the United States Congress on law enforcement related matters and has extensive experience in the area of Public Integrity Investigations. Sheriff Ivey was honored as the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Special Agent of the Year (1996) and was also recognized by the Commissioner of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for his Outstanding Contributions to Criminal Justice. In August of 2011 Sheriff Ivey was honored by the National Organization of Victims Advocacy for his work at the national level as an advocate of victim’s rights and protection.
Sheriff Ivey speaks regularly on topics such as Identity Theft, Crime in America, Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence, and Self Defense through Mental Preparedness. Sheriff Ivey firmly believes that Crime Prevention and Education are vital to reduce our crime rate and protect our community.