Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 11-263

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • August 3, 2011
    • Contact Person:
    • Larry McKinnon : lmckinno@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8094

    Suspect Charged With Defrauding A Metal Recycler

    Detectives arrest a second man in connection with metal thefts.
    • Tuesday
    • July 26, 2011
    • Time: 3:00 PM
    • 13813 Hillcrest Drive
    • Riverview, FL

    Arrested:


    William Alfred Dickens
    DOB: 2/5/62
    13813 Hillcrest Drive
    Riverview, FL

    Charges:

    • False Information on Secondary Metals Recycling
    • Dealing in Stolen Property

    Details:

    Detectives from the District 4 Investigative Unit were investigating several suspicious metal transactions that were conducted throughout the month of July by William Dickens. William Dickens had conducted several transactions at Patriot Metals. In each of these transactions, William Dickens turned in brand new copper tubing that had been cut up into sections. It could not be determined where Dickens could have obtained the material. On 7/28/11 deputies responded to 13813 Hillcrest Drive and conducted an interview with William Dickens. During the interview it was determined that William Dickens had stolen the metal from his employer, Jadeco. The metal was being stored at a construction site in Sarasota County. Dickens stated that he was going to the job site after hours and was taking the metal back to Riverview, where he would cut it up. He then took the material to Patriot Metals in Gibsonton where he turned it in for cash. At the conclusion of the interview, William Dickens was taken into custody for Dealing in Stolen Property and Defrauding a Metal Recycler. Further charges from the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office are forthcoming in this case.
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