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Beacon Square Civic Association officer accused of stealing $10,000


Civic group officer accused of taking $10K

A former treasurer for the Beacon Square Civic Association is accused of stealing more than $10,000 from the group. A report from the Pasco County Sheriff's Office said Mandy Leigh Fletcher stole the money between January and May of this year. The president of the association told authorities $10,598.17 was missing. Fletcher admitted to stealing only $1,000, the report says. Fletcher, 32, of 2436 Nash St. in Clearwater, was charged Wednesday with grand theft. Her record contains similar charges: She pleaded guilty in 2007 to identity theft and was ordered to pay $3,299 in restitution, and in 2003 she pleaded guilty to using fraudulent checks. She was released from the Land O'Lakes jail Thursday on $5,000 bail.

Deputies find suspect in jail

A Tarpon Springs teen was arrested this week on charges he broke into a Holiday home and stole a bounty of jewelry, tools, collectible coins and a .50-caliber rifle. The break-in happened last month at a home in Beacon Square, where the burglar left with $9,460 in collectible coins and other goods totaling $22,270, the Pasco County Sheriff's Office said. The forensics unit lifted a fingerprint from the home and matched it to Travis Wayne Bowen, 19, of 307 Cypress St. Detectives found him at the Land O'Lakes jail, where he was being held on charges of fleeing and possession of a controlled substance. Bowen, who also faces a charge of armed burglary, remained Thursday at the jail in lieu of $40,000 bail.


Builder charged with more ripoffs

A 62-year-old contractor accused earlier this week of taking $5,000 for a job but never doing the work has been arrested on charges of ripping off more customers. Misael Jaramillo, the owner of Granite Cabinet Solution, took $2,700 from another victim and "several months expired without any labor or fixtures (only excuses)," the Pasco County Sheriff's Office report said. Jaramillo also has been charged in similar fraud cases in Hillsborough County, the report said. Jaramillo, of 27351 Coral Springs in Wesley Chapel, now faces four charges of grand theft. He remained Thursday at the Land O'Lakes jail in lieu of $37,000 bail.

Pasco deaths

A detailed list of obituaries is published in Section B.

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