Deltona woman pawns disabled father's 47 guns, knife set, deputies say

Woman began pawning firearms in April, investigators say

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DELTONA, Fla. – A Deltona woman accused of pawning 47 guns and a set of knives belonging to her disabled father was arrested Thursday, the Volusia County Sheriff's Office said.

Deputies said Crystal Gorman, 30, moved into her 58-year-old father's Osteen home to take care of him after he suffered a stroke last year. 

Her father moved into a rehabilitation center last month amid Hurricane Irma, which caused a tree to fall on his home, deputies said. 

The man was worried about his guns and and knives, so he asked a friend and his sister to check on the home. When they did, they found that the 47 firearms and a set of knives were missing, the Sheriff's Office said.

Investigators were able to trace the weapons since the man kept a list of serial numbers for his prized possessions. They discovered that Gorman had begun pawning the guns to local shops in April, deputies said.

Authorities said most of the pawned guns had been sold, but the man was able to identify the remaining ones.

Gorman was booked into the Volusia County Jail on one count of grand theft, 19 counts of dealing in stolen property and 19 counts of violation of the Pawn Broker's Act, deputies said.

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