Bail bonds agent busted in string of Orange County motel robberies

Detectives find 31 laptops, 10 digital cameras in home of Ricky Collins


ORLANDO, Fla. – Osceola County deputies arrested a bail bonds agent and his accomplice in a string of motel burglaries after several months of investigations.

Deputies said Clinton McCarthren and Ricky Collins broke into motel rooms and stole personal property. At Collins' home on 22nd Street in Orlando, detectives said they 31 laptop computers, more than 10 digital cameras, cell phones, luggage and jewelry.

Collins, a licensed bail bond agent in the State of Florida, was charged with criminal conspiracy, 2 counts of burglary and grand theft.

McCarthren was charged with grand theft from a dwelling, 2 counts of unoccupied burglary, 2 counts of criminal mischief and grand theft.

The investigation is ongoing with additional charges pending.

McCarthren and Collins were booked into the Osceola County Jail.