Nothing to smile about! Homeless Florida man is charged with stealing a grandfather's identity to take out a $40K loan to pay for dental implants and a $10K French bulldog (4 Pics)

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Timothy Powell is accused of using a Debrary Florida man's information to secure a loan for more than $40,000, which he used to pay for dental implants and a French bulldog. Powell is shown before receiving the dental implants and at right after receiving the implants

 Before and after photos of Timothy Powell show his mouth full of new dental implants. Deputies said he paid more than $40,000 for the dental work.  
They say Powell got the money through a loan he applied for, using a DeBary man's identity.
“There's not much you can do if they just steal your paperwork and you don't know that they're doing it,” the victim said.

We won't use his name, because he doesn't want it to happen again. He is thankful deputies sorted everything out.

“I got it all taken off. They settled it. I heard last week he got arrested.”
Police arrested Powell on a separate charge and booked him into the Volusia County jail. While he was there, the ID theft scheme came to light and deputies tacked on those charges. But they say new teeth weren't all Powell bought. Deputies tell us he also bought a $10,000 French bulldog puppy in south Florida.  The pet store manager, Yaylin Martinez, says it's sad.
“It's just very sad and tragic. We're a small business and we were targeted and now the victims of fraud, as well as the older gentleman whose identity was taken.”
The victim says now he's being extra cautious. “Just stopped using my credit card and try to take it day by day.”
The man whose identity was stolen (pictured) was happy that police helped him get the matter sorted out, and he won't be liable for any of the fraudulent charges made to his account
Yaylin Martinez, the owner of the pet store where the French bulldog (pictured) was purchased illegally in South Florida was disheartened by the incident


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