A Broward judge ordered a defendant held on $3,500 Thursday after he said the man was arrested for stealing a total of 850 pairs of underwear from Victoria’s Secret. Broward Circuit Judge John Hurley read the allegations against Daniel Espinosa, 18, in court.
A Florida man accused of stealing a total of 850 pairs of underwear from Victoria’s Secret remained behind bars following a Thursday court appearance.
Daniel Espinosa, 18, allegedly stole more than $15,000 worth of property from Victoria’s Secret on three occasions, Broward Circuit Judge John Hurley said. The thefts, which also involved a second suspect, took place at the Victoria’s Secret store at the Sawgrass Mills mall, Sunrise Police said earlier this week as they released photos and videos from the case.
“In November of 2013, [Espinosa] stole 300 pieces of Dream Angels women’s underwear,” Hurley said, reading from a report on the case. “And, allegedly on another date, stole 175 pairs of women’s underwear, and that was worth over $2,500. And allegedly on another date, stole 375 pairs of women’s underwear. That was over $5,000. And the three thefts totaled $15,475.”
The report said Espinosa confessed to committing the three thefts along with the codefendant, Hurley said. Espinosa, who faces a grand theft charge, is being held at the Broward County Main Jail, online jail records showed.
The codefendant is a juvenile, and Hurley said that he stole $76,000 worth of property. Hurley said that he set his bond at $5,000.
Espinosa made his court appearance remotely via video. A public defender said Espinosa lives with his parents and is a recent high school graduate. Espinosa said he has no money in the bank and has lived in South Florida his whole life.
“Thank you,” the judge told Espinosa as he concluded the hearing. “Don’t come back to Victoria’s Secret.”