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May 28

Charge to credit

2:50 p.m. — 100 block of Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast

Shoplifting. A Palm Coast man has been charged with 12 counts of shoplifting after allegedly skipping items during checkout.

A loss prevention employee at a large department store contacted the Sheriff’s Office about the suspect, according to the suspect’s arrest report. The employee told deputies that the store had surveillance footage of the suspect either skip-scanning items during checkout or scanning different, lower-priced tags in place of the correct price tag.

The suspect allegedly did this over 12 different visits to the store from March 24 to May 16. In all, the man is accused of shoplifting $158 worth of merchandise, the report said.

Among the items he allegedly either switched tags on or skipped entirely were: men’s swim trunks, instant ramen, frozen pizza rolls, cold medications and tampons.

Loss prevention staff could identify him because the man paid for some of the items with a credit card, the report said.

May 29

Sunken treasure

11:17 a.m. — first block of Thomas Road, Palm Coast

Grand theft. A woman’s missing boat has been recovered just a day after it was reported missing: It was found submerged in the water behind her home.

The woman reported the boat stolen on May 28, just after 8 p.m. At the time, she told deputies that the 55-pound boat with a transom-mount trolling motor had last been seen the night before on her dock’s lift, according to an incident report.

The next day, the woman’s neighbor told her he found the boat submerged in the water by her dock, the report said. The woman told deputies that she believed the craft may have been sunk by wakes from boats passing by on the Intracoastal.



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