The Florida Office of Financial Regulation today announced the arrest of Daniel Ptak for grand theft and allegedly acting as a money services business without a license.
Interim Commissioner Pamela Epting said, “Thank you to our investigators and our partners for their hard work in this case. I encourage all Floridians who suspect questionable financial business practices to file a complaint online at www.flofr.com or call OFR at (850) 487-9687.”
Ptak, through his company Jevin, Inc., allegedly misappropriated more than $37,000 of little league participation fees. The OFR investigation revealed that Jevin, an online scheduling and payment service company, purportedly accepted payments from more than 250 Florida little league families on behalf of Northeast Little League, which is based in St. Petersburg, FL. Ptak failed to transmit the participation fees back to Northeast Little League. Instead, the money was allegedly used to fund Ptak’s personal lifestyle.
The case originated from a complaint referred to the OFR by a constituent tip from the Office of Florida Senator Jeff Brandes. The Pinellas County State Attorney’s Office is prosecuting the case.