Motorcyclist injured after hitting deer
A 70-year-old motorcyclist suffered serious injuries Thursday night after colliding with a deer, the Florida Highway Patrol said. John T. Ducey of Brooksville was driving west on Darby Road about 9:15 p.m. when he saw the deer and was unable to avoid a collision, the FHP said. The Yamaha motorcycle rotated counter-clockwise and overturned, ejecting Ducey. He was not wearing a helmet, authorities said. Ducey was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital.
Travel agent accused of fraud
A travel agency employee booked trips for customers and collected thousands of dollars in payments but then kept the money for himself over several months last year, authorities say. Daren Randall Trusty was working at World of Adventure travel agency on Bruce B. Downs Boulevard. From May through November 2010, his arrest report says, he took customers' money for himself and used the travel agency's credit card to pay for the travel arrangements. Sometimes he just used the credit card for personal purchases. The business was out more than $7,000 it had to repay customers whose travel arrangements were paid for but never made. Other customers have not been reimbursed more than $19,000 Trusty kept. Trusty contacted detectives on Thursday and turned himself in, the report says. He was charged with scheme to defraud and released from jail after posting $10,000 bail. The travel agency said it was issuing a statement about the arrest, but the Times did not receive it Friday.
Man charged in credit card scam
A 25-year-old man is accused of obtaining several people's banking information to open credit card accounts and making thousands of dollars in purchases. Brandon James Quillen had an accomplice make the purchases, sell those items and give him the money, according to his arrest report. The purchases were made between April and June at Radio Shack in Bayonet Point and Mugs 'n' Jugs in Port Richey, the report says. They totaled more than $3,000. Quillen, 10712 Ipswich Court in Port Richey, admitted to the scheme, the report says. He was arrested Friday and charged with three counts of fraudulent use of personal identification and five counts of fraudulent use of a credit card. He was being held Friday in lieu of $40,000 bail.
Little League's all-stars take field
The Greater Holiday Little League is hosting an All-Star Tournament this weekend at the J. Ben Harrill Recreation Complex, 2830 Gulf Trace Blvd. Games began Friday and resume at 1 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. For information visit www.eteamz.com/ghll.
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