Cape Coral Police Department
1100 Cultural Park Blvd
Cape Coral, FL 33990
Date: April 1, 2011
Subject: Cape Coral Police Detectives Arrest Jewelry Thief
On March 7th the victim hired YNOT Painting to do work at his home. Thecompany was inside of his home working from 9am to 4pm. At 5pm, thevictim discovered that two gold bracelets (valued at $1000 apiece) weremissing from his master bedroom nightstand, the room in which thepainters were working.
The victim immediately called the owner of the company and reported theincident. The owner of the company told the victim that Samuel McKee wasthe painter who was working in his master bedroom. On March 14th, thevictim filed a report with the Cape Coral Police Department.
Detective Jason Hicks began investigating the case and determined thatMcKee pawned two gold bracelets on March 7th at 5:15pm at Cash to Goldon Del Prado Blvd. McKee was given $1,154.77 for the bracelets.Detective Hicks obtained surveillance video of the transaction and McKeewas identified as the seller. The paperwork in which seller signed andprovided a thumbprint was seized and submitted for forensic analysis.Cape Coral Police Forensics Technicians confirmed that the prints on thetransaction form were a match for those of McKee.
On March 30th, Detective Hicks arrested McKee on charges of Grand Theft;Dealing in Stolen Property and Violation of the Pawnbroker Act. In aninterview with Detective Hicks, McKee confessed to stealing the jewelryand selling it to pay bills.