Florida Man Arrested 44 Times Since 1998

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Broward County man’s arrest on charges of illegal credit card use is his 44th since 1998.

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel (http://sunsent.nl/qWfPvo ) reports that Bobby Jo Staley, of Cooper City, has been arrested more than three dozen times, mostly for small-time felonies.

Most recently, he has been charged with defrauding Home Depot stories of more than $97,000 in merchandise.

In another recent case, Staley was charged with posing as a deputy in Palm Beach County and trying to get Social Security information about a man whose credit card he had stolen.

Authorities say Staley spent several long stretches in jail awaiting disposition. He would then often be sentenced to time served. In other cases the charges were dropped.

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Information from: South Florida Sun Sentinel, http://www.sun sentinel.com

Source: Associated Press

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