Spring Hill, FL (December 7, 2018) – A Florida man was arrested for shoplifting following a job interview at a Kohl’s department store.
The incident happened on the afternoon of December 5. Dominick Breedlove arrived at the Kohl's department store at 3:20 pm for his scheduled job interview. He headed directly to the HR Department to meet with the interviewer. When the interview was over, Breedlove browsed around the store and ended up in the shoe department where he found and took a pair of Nike tennis shoes without a security device attached. That's when loss prevention security staff watched him exit the store and go to his vehicle. They witnessed him take a used Kohl's bag out of his car, put the shoes in the bag and proceeded back inside the store and headed to the customer service checkout line. The line was so long that Breedlove seemed to become discouraged. He walked back to the shoe section and proceeded to take a second pair of shoes and place them in his bag at which time he vacated Kohls and was apprehended by security for the store. The police were called to the store to arrest Breedlove. They found him with a women’s pair of Nikes valued at $80 and another pair of shoes valued at $70.
Breedlove did not receive the job at the store.
Spring Hill Shoplifting Laws
Shoplifting in Florida is divided into various charges based on what you have stolen and the value of the stolen item. In this case, the suspect would be facing a first-degree petit misdemeanor after shoplifting items worth over $100 but less than $300. This means you could be facing fines of up to $1,000 and up to a year in jail for these acts. It is important to have a skilled attorney on your side with experience in Florida theft crimes if you have been charged with shoplifting.
Being accused of a theft crime in Florida can be a scary and humiliating experience. If you have been accused of one of these crimes, you might be feeling worried and concerned about your future and what the impact of this conviction could have on your life. At Musca Law, we have a wealth of knowledge in these types of cases and the entire criminal system process, from the initial interrogations to trial. We want to work with you, our client, to ensure that your rights are fully protected the entire way through the process. Contact us today for a free case evaluation at (888) 484-5057.