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Palm Beach Island Crime Wrap-Up 11/14/18

This past week, in the Town of Palm Beach, two different incidents of crime occurred. One involving credit card fraud while the other involved a stolen vehicle.

Justin Power Dean-Andrews, a 28-year-old man from Boynton Beach, attempted to pay a bill at the Breakers Hotel with a stolen credit card. The bill was about $20,000, according to Palm Beach Daily News. On September 30, Dean-Andrews checked into the Breakers Hotel. He made 25 charges to the stolen American Express card, he had the card number saved on his phone. According to the article, he stayed at the hotel for a total of 5 days. Dean-Andrews was later arrested on November 3. He was charged with a felony of charges of “ fraudulent use of personal identification information, grand theft, and forgery,” as reported by Palm Beach Daily News.

Dean-Andrews used the card for the following items, “$3,800 worth of goods at the hotel’s Polo Ralph Lauren shop. About $1,000 at the Guerlain fragrance store and nearly $10,000 in hotel room charges. As of November 8, he was released. His bond was $9,000.

This past Friday, three teens in Palm Beach crashed a car into the Palm Beach Fire Station.

Palm Beach Island Crime Wrap-Up

According to Palm Beach Daily News, it was driven by a 15-year-old who was with another 15-year-old and 16-year-old. They allegedly ran a red light by the fire station, according to the article. It was also a stolen vehicle to make matters worth for the youths.

The vehicle in question was from Coconut Creek. The 15-year-old was arrested on a felony charge of “grand theft auto” and “driving at a high speed with wanton disregard for safety of persons or property,” according to the report.

The other two people in the car, being juveniles were charged with a misdemeanor “charges of trespassing by convenience and resisting arrest without violence.”

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