Destin Burglar Tracked Through Stolen Computer

Joseph Kriech is charged with grand theft, burglary and dealing in stolen property.
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DESTIN, FL - A Fort Walton Beach man who burglarized a Destin home two days ago was tracked down by Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies after he turned on one of two stolen Apple MacBook computers.

24-year old Joseph Michael Kriech of 206 Hawthorne Circle in Fort Walton Beach is charged with grand theft of more than $10,000, burglary, and dealing in stolen property.

Kriech is accused of breaking into a home on Belacourt Drive in Destin May 7th and stealing a flat screen television, two MacBook computers, a five thousand dollar purse, and two sets of golf clubs.

The stolen property totaled nearly $13,000. Kriech used the victim’s stolen credit cards at Tom Thumb stores, Red Box video machines, Walmart and other locations. He also says he sold the tv and one of the computers for money and marijuana.

The victim reported that her MacBook had been turned on and deputies tracked it yesterday to Kriech’s home at 206 Hawthorne Circle.

Deputies have recovered most of the stolen merchandise.

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