(Hillsborough) Another man has been arrested and more laptops have been recovered in the ongoing Wellcare theft investigation being led by Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.
On June 14, we broke the story of a Land O’Lakes man who was arrested for allegedly stealing laptops from his Employer, Wellcare. The story is still developing as further details emerge.
Phillip Jovan Hill, 30, is the second employee of WellCare, a health insurance provider, who has been arrested for stealing company computers and selling the items online.
On Monday, June 17, detectives were made aware of an advertisement on an Offer Up account where an unknown suspect was selling a HP laptop reported stolen from WellCare.
Detectives discovered that the ad was posted by a pawn shop in Hillsborough County.
Upon further investigation detectives learned Hill had pawned approximately 15 HP laptops, two HP monitors and one HP hard drive at various pawn shops within the county.
The total amount of pawned property was $2,845.
HCSO detectives, along with WellCare personnel, confronted Hill about the stolen property at work. Hill admitted to taking the computer equipment.
An additional three HP laptops and two hard drives, all stolen from WellCare, were located in his vehicle.
Hill was arrested on Tuesday, June 18, and charged with Grand Theft, Dealing in Stolen Property (X12) and False Information to Pawn Broker (X12).
His coworker, John Marlin Burwell, was arrested on June 13, also for stealing laptops.
Read the story of Burwell’s arrest here: