34-year-old Orlando man found guilty of grand theft of $20,000 or more

34-year-old Orlando man found guilty of grand

ORLANDO, FLORIDA: According to the Florida Attorney General’s office, a man was found guilty of stealing from at least 50 Floridians in a timeshare resale scam. The reports say most of the victims were elderly.

34-year-old Brandon Welsh, from Orlando, owes $87,000 in restitution to his victims all over the state. Welsh is the owner of Premier Rental Solutions and Paramount Property Professionals.

A spokeswoman for the Florida Attorney General, Kylie Mason said, Welsh deluded timeshare proprietors about the possibilities of their properties on the resale market and vowed to help sell their timeshares rapidly in return for a marketing charge and a signed contract. Mason stated, Welsh misrepresented the degree of his timeshare marketing efforts to customers and guaranteed free refunds to customers that he didn’t deliver on.

Deputies said Welsh was found guilty of grand theft of $20,000 or more on Wednesday. Detectives Hillary Gueldner and Michael Stevens investigated the case for a year along with the Orlando Police Department.

An inquiry of state business records found a couple of organizations with varieties of the name “Paramount Property Professionals,” none of which are enrolled to Welsh.

Records show five organizations are recorded as enrolled to Welsh, including BW Resorts LLC, Premier Rental Solutions LLC, and Premier Solar Energy LLC, which are all idle aside from Premier Solar Energy.

As per the reports, Welsh was sentenced to 11 months in jail. He serving his sentence at the Orange County Jail.


Thieves stole items kept to remember late 13-year-old son in Kissimmee

Authorities say thief took Osceola County mom’s purse that had priceless memories from her 13-year-old son, Nathaniel, who passed away from cancer last year.

13-year-old son in Kissimmee

Samantha Ciraldo says her van was broken into overnight Sunday outside her apartment complex in Kissimmee.

“Had my son’s insurance cards. I’ll never be able to get those. He’s no longer alive to get those. It had his first SeaWorld pass that he got,” Ciraldo said. “They’re all materialistic. I know to other people it doesn’t mean anything, but sometimes it’s all that you have left of somebody and that’s all that I have.”

Ciraldo is asking the person to return those items to her. Deputies are doing the investigation. Stay Updated!


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47-year-old burglar microwaved victim’s leftovers while breaking into in Marion County

Christopher Pennington, 47,  went on a crime spree that involved him breaking into three homes and stealing two vehicles in Marion County. Records show he was caught yelling in someone’s yard.

breaking into in Marion County

Jeremy Tapia, says his mother woke up early Wednesday morning to their fridge beeping. She thought he left it open so she closed it and went back to bed. Tapia said, “Ten minutes later she hears the microwave running”. Describing the incident Tapia added, “as soon as she sees him, she screams.” Pennington was heating their leftover rice in the microwave.

According to the reports, Pennington took off with Tapia’s father’s truck after his mother found him in their kitchen. The family still cannot believe what happened early in the morning. “No normal robber would just cook food in the middle of robbing someone’s house,” Tapia said.

Authorities said Pennington robbed another two Summerfield homes and stole another truck on that same night.  Dennis Adkins’, 73, was sleeping when he heard some noise and woke up to find Pennington rummaging through his closet. “I said I don’t know who you are, what you want, or what you’re looking for but you’re in the wrong place,” Adkins said. “I would have walked, but I don’t breathe so well, so yeah he put me in a predicament,” said Adkins. “The guy needs some help. He needs to be punished for what he’s done.”

Records show Pennington is now facing several charges for these activities. He was caught yelling in someone’s yard.


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