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Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Ocala man pawns nearly $35,000 worth of stolen tools

An Ocala man was arrested and faces 20 charges after a victim claims he stole $35,000 worth of missing tools owned by her late husband from her home.

On July 21, the victim called in to report that her late husband’s tools were missing from a spare bedroom.

The victim says her daughter bonded 24-year-old Anthony Coburn out of jail on June 28 and allowed him to stay at the victim’s home for nearly two weeks. The victim says Coburn helped around the house and was cleaning the tool room. The victim says the tools were taken over a two-week span and the stolen items have a total value of nearly $35,000.

Man pawns nearly 35000 worth of tools he stole
Anthony Coburn

The victim says the tools had her husband’s initials on them, and a search of the pawn history on Coburn revealed that on July 3, he completed a transaction and pawned a staple gun that was later found to belong to the victim’s late husband, according to the report.

Coburn also completed three transactions on July 4 and received nearly $145 from the transactions.

On July 7, he returned to Value Pawn and received $30 from things he pawned. A speaker transaction was also completed for $15, and the victim advised it belonged to her daughter.

On July 8 another pawn transaction was completed totaling $35.

Coburn was located and a search revealed he had a hypodermic needle containing a small amount of a clear liquid substance in his right pocket. The liquid filed tested positive for fentanyl, according to the report.

Coburn was arrested and transported to the Marion County Jail with a bond set at $34,000. He faces twenty charges including domestic battery and fraud. A court date is set for August 24 at 9 a.m., jail records show.