Florida Man Adds Dear Old Mom To His Multimillion-Dollar Theft Ring
It looks as if Florida Man REALLY wants to get the family together in his ring of theft – even Dear Old Mom.
FLORIDA MAN STRIKES AGAIN!
DATELINE – Pinellas county and the Saga of Florida Man Robert Dell.
If you recall, yesterday, Florida Man was arrested. There was a container in his vehicle, and Florida Man said, “Oh, my mom gave me that. It’s just some moisturizer.”
Well, it turned out NOT to be moisturizer.
Keep that in mind now, Florida Man throwing dear old mom under the bus.
Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody said Robert Dell, a pastor at the Rock Church and founder of a halfway house for those recovering from drug addiction in St. Petersburg, was arrested for operating a multimillion-dollar theft ring. Moody said Dell and four other associates were arrested for stealing merchandise from brands such as Milwaukee and DeWalt from various Home Depots across several counties.
That stuff was then sold on ebay. You’ll love the account name – “Anointed Liquidator.” Remember, he’s a pastor, or at least claims to be.
Officials said Dell threatened abuse and used the positions of being a pastor and founder of a halfway house to manipulate other vulnerable people into committing the crimes. Authorities believe Dell was operating this scheme for more than ten years, bringing the total loss of merchandise to over $5 million.
The co-conspirators, Daniel Mace, Jessica Wilde they were stealing material from stores five to six times a day before giving it to Dell when he put it up on ebay. Officials also say that Robert Dell’s wife Jacqueline and his mother, Karen Dell – I love the fact that she’s named Karen – assisted in the collection, shipment, and payment of the stolen merchandise.
So he’s got Dear Old Mom in on the act! He didn’t even have to throw her under the bus; she was along with him on the bus ride.
Meanwhile, the Rock Church has refuted Moody’s claim that Dell was still a pastor at the church. They put up a statement on their website that said, “Just to clear the record, Robert Dell is NOT the pastor of the Rock Church. He wasn’t the founding pastor, either. He was the pastor when it was named the Rock Community Church and Transformation Center and hasn’t been a pastor for the last two and a half years.”
I guess Dell will be holding his next services behind bars.