Partnership Policing Communications Coordinator (PIO)
Desk Phone: 941-954-7094
Sarasota man arrested on felony fraud charge, investigation continues
Daniel Boyce, 36, of Sarasota, has been arrested and is facing a felony charge of scheming to defraud (over $50,000).
Sarasota Police detectives began investigating an overnight burglary at the Sarasota Classic Car Museum, 5500 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, on June 14, 2023. A brown 1977 Porsche 930 Turbo, valued at $250,000, was reported missing following the burglary alarm activation. Exterior surveillance video showed an unknown person entering the property during the alarm.
An anonymous caller advised Sarasota Police detectives that Daniel Boyce was seen with a brown Porsche at an unknown warehouse. Detectives followed several leads and eventually located the stolen Porsche with a fraudulently obtained title and tag. The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office and the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office assisted in the recovery of the stolen vehicle.
Boyce was arrested on Friday, July 21, 2023, on a Sarasota County warrant for failing to appear in court for a Grand Theft Auto charge. He is being held without bond at the Sarasota County Jail.
Boyce is a Person of Interest in the June 14, 2023 burglary. This investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be forthcoming.
Detectives believe there may be more victims in this case. Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Criminal Investigations Division at 941-263-6070 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers by calling 941-366-TIPS or online at www.sarasotacrimestoppers.com