Florida Man Bails Himself Out Of Jail With Stolen Credit Cards
The whole point of jail is to punish (and hopefully rehabilitate) offenders. It’s supposed to be a “time out” of sorts for people who may have taken a wrong turn in life somewhere along the way. But sometimes the lesson doesn’t take hold. Sometimes the offender reverts to his old ways shortly after leaving the pokey.
That’s what investigators in Pasco County say happened at the Pinellas County Jail over the weekend. A 33-year-old man stands accused of using stolen credit cards to bond out of his incarceration. Police in Largo say Holiday resident Richard Rodriquez tried to pay off his $1,700 bail bond with a credit card that didn’t belong to him. When officers searched Rodriguez, they found several additional credit cards that didn’t belong to him. Turns out, ya can’t do that.
When questioned, investigators say Rodriguez opted to remain silent. The suspect was charged with credit card fraud and his bail was set (again) at $5,000. During the ensuing questioning, investigators noted that the man may have been under the influence of alcohol during the incident. The good news? No one will find a random $1,700 bail charge on their credit card next month. Source: WFLA.com
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