Instabusted: Man charged with 142 felonies after cops see his Instagram account
LAKE WORTH, FL (WESH) - Our NBC News partners at WESH are reporting a man faces 142 charges after photographs of himself with guns appeared on his Instagram feed.
Officials said that detectives from the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office were actually investigating Depree Johnson in connection with a series of jewelry thefts in several Boynton Beach senior communities.
Once they had information that led them to Johnson's Lake Worth home, they recovered "numerous pieces of jewelry ... (including) watches, charms, necklaces and loose diamonds, as well as two stolen firearms," according to a report by the sheriff's office.
Officials said they recovered about $250,000 in jewelry, electronics and firearms.
Johnson faces 142 counts of possession of weapons/ammunition by a convicted felon, among other charges.
When investigators asked Johnson for his occupation as they were writing the arrest report, he replied with one word: "Thief."
Johnson's Instagram feed called "Duce22ceritfied" includes several photos of himself posing with guns, cash and what appears to be a joint. As of Friday afternoon, it did not include his mug shot.
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