OPD: Concerned over escalation of violence; robberies, 91-year-old beat and shot

OPD: Concerned over escalation of violence; robberies, 91-year-old beat and shot

Ocala, Florida — The Ocala Police Department is investigating a series of robberies that have occurred over the the past four months at the following locations: Dollar General — 1111 W SILVER SPRINGS BLVD  on 03/26/2015  at 10:56 a.m. Kangaroo Express — 909 NE 28TH ST  on 04/01/2015 at 1:55 a.m. Family Dollar — 2195 […]

Belleview Man Has Not Turned Over A New Leaf

Belleview Man Has Not Turned Over A New Leaf

  Belleview, Florida – Convicted felon BJ Helvy, 48, of Belleview has been charged with one count of Exploitation of the Elderly and one count of Fraud. The investigation started January 14, 2014 when a victim who is in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia hired Helvy to perform tree service around her […]

Home improvement scams on the rise

Home improvement scams on the rise

  Marion County — Residents should beware of traveling “home improvement” contractors looking to scam you out of your money. The con artists are targeting Central Florida residents, and often prey on the elderly. The frequency of these types of scams will increase as the weather begins to warm up. Here’s how the scams work: […]

Goodwill Taking Advantage Of The Disabled

Goodwill Taking Advantage Of The Disabled

  Goodwill is one of the nation’s best-known so-called charities and is paying disabled workers as little as .01 cent an hour, due to a 75-year-old legal loophole that experts say needs to be changed. Goodwill Industries, a multibillion-dollar company whose executives make six-figure salaries, is among the nonprofit groups permitted to pay thousands of […]