Times are tough for a Bonita Springs man charged with the theft of 42 cents from a mall fountain on Monday. Tampabays10.com reports that Laslo Mujzer was approached by mall security at Coastland Center after a mall patron allegedly saw him stealing money from a fountain outside the mall. A sign posted near the fountain indicated that all coins thrown in the fountain are donated to Habitat for Humanity of Collier County.
After detaining Mujzer and finding change on him, Naples police arrested him for misdemeanor theft— sometimes called petit theft– which subjects Mujzer to up to 60 days in jail and a possible driver’s license suspension. If given the chance, Mujzer would probably like to make a wish on those coins he allegedly took from that fountain to make his legal troubles disappear. Unfortunately it is not that easy–he is currently being detained by authorities for an immigration hold.
If you or someone you know has been charged with a theft offense, contact Criminal Lawyer Whittel & Melton, LLC at 1-866-608-5LAW for information or a consultation.