02-17-2012, 09:14 PM #1
FL - Veteran locksmith accused of stealing from safes (he had worked on)
A South Florida locksmith is accused of pilfering from some of the same safes he was supposed to protect from thieves.
Eric Welch, 50, of Coconut Creek, was arrested Thursday in the back of a Home Depot in Margate after he allegedly cracked opened a safe full of cash that was bolted to a van's floorboard.
Welch knew about the safe because he was hired to work on it himself months earlier, according to investigators with the Broward Sheriff's Office and the Margate Police Department.
Welch is now accused of pulling off at least five other similar heists dating to 2009. The veteran locksmith appeared in bond court on Tuesday and was ordered to be held without bond on 13 charges including multiple counts of burglary and grand theft.
In most of the cases, Welch installed a secret combination on a safe he previously worked on, allowing him easy access to the loot on a later date, according to an arrest affidavit.
While investigators say cases like Welch's occur only sporadically, veterans in the lock and safe industry say a lack of regulation makes such things possible.
Undercover cops got him....more at link....
02-17-2012, 10:58 PM #2Registered User
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This guy had a secret code installed on the safe. A bypass code. Now how do you do that? Concerned minds want to know!
A Finnish man found an app for the android phone to be bogus malware. He published his findings & quick as a flash, Google remotely and with a secret code installed in android phones, zapped the app.
Incredible what technology can do.
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