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Date of Issue: May 13, 2009

Bradenton Beach man arrested for theft

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Shawn P. Gettinger, 21

The Manatee County Sheriff's Office arrested Shawn P. Gettinger, 21, of the 1200 block of Gulf Drive South, Bradenton Beach.

According to the arrest report, between December 2008 and April 2009, Gettinger allegedly stole jewelry and electronics from people he was living with in the 500 block of South Drive in Anna Maria.

The items stolen amounted to 57 individual items valued in excess of $10,000. Gettinger then sold the items in 26 pawn shop transactions. He used the money to support a drug habit, the report said.

Only 14 items were recovered from pawn shops.

Gettinger was charged with grand theft, nine counts of defrauding a pawn broker and nine counts of dealing in stolen property.

He remains in the Manatee County jail in lieu of a $25,500 bail bond.

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