Former Deputy Arrested for Stealing Cattle

Cattle rustling is alive in central Florida.

A former sheriff's deputy was arrested last week and charged with stealing two calves in Osceola County.

Keith Collins faces one count of grand theft. Authorities say the 53-year-old Collins faces a similar charge in nearby Volusia County.

Osceola County Sheriff's Office detectives began their investigation in July after a rancher reported two calves missing from his herd of 100 animals.

They identified Collins as a suspect after they learned he had sold two calves at a livestock market in Sumter County.

Copyright AP - Associated Press
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