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PBSO thanks media for assist in capturing Boynton Beach burglar


A man captured on surveillance camera in Boynton Beach using a stolen credit card taken during a vehicle burglary has turned himself in, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.

Windy Mercier, a convicted felon who has served time in prison, admitted to detectives that he burglarized a vehicle, stole credit cards and then used them, PBSO said. Mercier also said he stole a firearm.

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Mercier is facing charges of burglary to a vehicle, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, grand theft of a firearm and fraud. He will likely make his first appearance in court Tuesday morning.

In a news release, PBSO thanked the media for publishing photos the agency indicated caused Mercier to turn himself in. Still photos released Wednesday night showed Mercier using the stolen credit card at Classic Liquors in Boynton Beach.

Records show that Mercier was sentenced to 18 months in prison after he was convicted of burglary and sudden snatching in June 2012. Mercier served a little less than a year before he was released June 10, 2013.


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