Bond reduced for Miami Beach attorney accused of cyberstalking ex-girlfriend

Grant Sarbinoff, 37, also accused of affixing GPS device to woman's car

By Amanda Batchelor - Senior Digital Editor

MIAMI - A Miami Beach attorney accused of cyberstalking his ex-girlfriend for months after they broke up appeared in court Tuesday, where a Miami-Dade County judge reduced his bond from $260,000 to $30,000.

Grant Sarbinoff, 37, is expected to bail out of jail Tuesday, and he will be placed on house arrest.

The judge ordered him to stay away from all victims involved in the case and to not have any kind of contact with them.

Sarbinoff is not allowed to use any computers or go on the internet while he is on house arrest.

The judge warned him that he will go back to jail as he awaits trial if he breaks any of the conditions of his house arrest.

Sarbinoff was arrested May 2 on charges of  stalking, identity theft, identity theft with 20 or more victims, unlawful installation of a GPS tracking device, harassing phone calls and unlawful use of a communication device. He was also charged with 16 counts of unauthorized access to a protected computer system.

According to an arrest warrant, Sarbinoff cyberstalked his ex-girlfriend, who he met on the dating app Tinder, in some form nearly every day since their relationship ended in September.

The arrest warrant details how Sarbinoff allegedly used a variety of online services, including her Florida Power & Light account, to impersonate his ex-girlfriend, shutting off her electricity and making multiple charges to her credit card.

Detectives said Sarbinoff used ride-sharing apps such as Uber to be dropped off near his ex-girlfriend's home late at night more than 20 times after they broke up, made hundreds of telephone calls to her using a phone device to make it appear as if the calls were coming from someone else, left dozens of messages on her phone, made numerous harassing calls to her new boyfriend and affixed a GPS tracking device to her car.

Sarbinoff was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2010.

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