Guilty of Burglary and Dealing in Stolen Property

A sentencing date of April 17, 2023, has been set for Zachary Steven Johnson, 33, of Naples, after he was found guilty as charged of Burglary of a Dwelling and two counts
of Dealing in Stolen Property. The jury returned the guilty verdict following a two-day trial in Collier County.

The crime was discovered on October 13, 2019. A Collier County man was checking on a family member’s home while they were out of state. He discovered two televisions missing from the house. The Collier County Sheriff’s Office investigated. A review of the pawn shop database found there had been a transaction for the two stolen items, matching the make and model.

The Florida Pawnbroker Transaction Forms that are filled out when an item is sold to a pawn shop, showed the defendant’s identification information as well as his fingerprint, which is required at the time of sale. Johnson was then arrested.

Assistant State Attorney Sarah Woodward and Assistant State Attorney Laura Mason prosecuted the case.

Samantha Syoen – Communications Director, State Attorney’s Office