DACS Unlicensed Mover Arrest
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Posted by: Jon Shiver
On April 24, 2013 the Office of Agricultural Law
Enforcement-Bureau of Investigative Services conducted a sting operation on an
unregistered intrastate moving company. The business known as Brains and Brawn
Moving was brought to the attention of the Division of Consumer Services for
operating without being licensed / registered with the Department as required
by law. The owner was identified as Walter H. Brackin. Florida
State Statue 507.07(1) requires a mover to be registered with the Department
prior to conducting business or advertising to engage in the business.
of Consumer Services and Agricultural Law Enforcement attempted to locate owner
Walter Brackins. Investigators did finally locate and meet with Mr.
Brackins, issuing him a written warning for operating without being properly
licensed / registered with the Department. Mr. Brackins was also
given information on how to become properly registered.
In March 2013, the Division of Consumer Services received
information that Brains and Brawn / Heath Brackin was operating without being
properly registered. The issue was turned over to law enforcement for
followup. An undercover investigator with the Office of Agricultural Law
Enforcement completed a deal with Brackin, at which time backup units moved in
and arrested him.
Walter Heath Brackin W/M DOB 04/19/1974.
Last known Address: 2145 Longview
Dr., Tallahassee, Fl.
an Unregistered Moving Company in violation of FSS 507.07, a first degree
Driving while license suspended, with knowledge in violation of FSS 322.34, a
felony 3rd degree