Steven Eidelkind

Boynton Man Who Allegedly Stole Kid’s College Fund Demands Article Removal, Not Happening

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As Sun Sentinel Copies Our Reporting, Steven Eidelkind Threatens News Media.

Steven Eidelkind
Steven Eidelkind, Courtesy Palm Beach County Jail.

BY: ANDREW COLTON | Editor and Publisher

BOYNTON BEACH, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — BocaNewsNow.com was first to report several weeks ago that Boynton Beach Police arrested Steven Eidelkind and charged him with raiding his child’s college fund — taking more than $80,000.

The Sun Sentinel and local television stations have since copied our reporting, with the Sun Sentinel finally running a story on Friday.

But Eidelkind, now facing felony charges, doesn’t want the world to know what he allegedly did. He threatened BocaNewsNow.com with legal action for publishing his arrest and the booking photo that you see, above. Eidelkind claimed that a Florida Statute in effect to prevent “mugshot websites” from existing also prevents news media from reporting on arrests. It doesn’t. The statute prohibits websites from charging to remove booking photos — something legitimate news media does not do.

Most legitimate news operations support the Florida statute that separates mugshot websites from journalism.

As we first reported on November 13th, 2021:

“Steven Eidelkind of Morgan Landing Way in Boynton is accused of taking more than $80,000 from a Florida College Savings account that was frozen at the time his divorce. But violating the “freeze,” Eidelkind allegedly withdrew $41,226 on October 8th, 2019; $22,819.44 on November 4th, 2019; $10,415.83 on November 13th, 2019; and $11,730 on December 29th, 2019. He allegedly attempted to withdraw $10,215 on another date but that transaction was stopped.”

Read part of the deposition where Eidelkind allegedly admitted the crime, as published in a police report, here.

Eidelkind was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail on November 10th and later released after posting $5,000 bond. A hearing is set for December 16th, 2021. Eidelkind is represented by Attorney William Wallshein of West Palm Beach.

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