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Cart attendant at Walmart is accused in theft from purse

PORT RICHEY

cart attendant at walmart is accused in theft

A Walmart cart attendant was arrested Tuesday after deputies say he stole hundreds of dollars from a shopper's purse. A woman forgot her white purse in a shopping cart at the store at 8701 U.S. 19, according to a Port Richey Police Department report. Surveillance video shows Michael Anthony Wright Jr., 22, taking the cart holding the purse and moving the purse to another cart, the report states. Still on tape, Wright takes the cart and purse into the cart holding area and shuts the bay door, the report states. From another camera angle, he can be seen in a corner of the room where, the report says, "his actions are obscured from the camera." Thirty minutes later, the report says, Wright handed the purse to a manager. But, the report says, missing from the purse was $740. Wright, of 3299 Harrow Road in Spring Hill, was arrested on a charge of grand theft. He was released from Land O'Lakes jail after posting $2,000 bail.

COUNTYWIDE

Tax offices to be closed Saturday

All offices of the Pasco County Tax Collector will be closed Saturday because the state Department of Motor Vehicles in Tallahassee is relocating its computers. The move will result in a statewide shutdown of motor vehicle and driver license systems on Saturday, and possibly extending into Monday and Tuesday. Customers are urged to call the Tax Collector's office at (727) 847-8165, (813) 235-6020 or (352) 521-4360 to confirm service before visiting the office on Monday or Tuesday.

PORT RICHEY

Women Democrats to gather Saturday

The Democratic Women's Club of Pasco County will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Jasmine Lakes Civic Center, 7137 Jasmine Blvd. The 2012 proposed amendments to the Florida Constitution will be explained and discussed. For information, call (727) 845-7100.

ZEPHYRHILLS

Democrat to speak on getting out vote

The East Pasco Democratic Club will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 17 in the meeting room of The Commons, 38130 Pretty Pond Road. Chrissie Brown, the vice chair of the Pasco Democratic Executive Committee, will speak on "Getting Out the Vote." For information call club president Diane Parker at (813) 778-6743.

HUDSON

Libertarian Party to meet Sept. 26

The first meeting of the Libertarian Party of Pasco County will be at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at Towne House Pizza, 9215 State Road 52. Guests will include Libertarian Party of Florida chairman Adrian Wyllie; 2010 Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate Alex Snitker; and 2012 Republican U.S. Senate candidate Alex George. There will be a short social period before the meeting. For information, call local party organizer Michael Malterer at (727) 237-5213.

Cart attendant at Walmart is accused in theft from purse 09/05/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, September 5, 2012 9:21pm]

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