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City County Employees Credit Union teller accused of pilfering till

CLEARWATER

Credit union teller pilfered till, police say

A teller at the City County Employees Credit Union was arrested last week after, police said, he stole more than $32,000 from his drawer. Robert E. Lee, 32, of 1230 S Missouri Ave., No. 718, was charged Jan. 12 with felony grand theft. He was released from the Pinellas County Jail later that day after posting $5,000 bail. According to Clearwater police, Lee was taking small amounts of cash from his drawer over an 18-month period. The credit union, at 719 S Missouri Ave., reported the theft to police after it discovered the losses during an audit. Lee admitted to the theft when confronted, an arrest report shows. The federally insured credit union serves employees, retirees, and eligible family members of Clearwater, Pinellas County, Largo and Belleair, as well as members of CWA Local 3179.

DUNEDIN

Home fire quickly extinguished

A quick response by Dunedin firefighters minimized damage sustained in a house fire Monday evening in Fairway Estates. A 72-year-old woman reported a kitchen fire in her home at 1170 Fairway Drive about 6:30 p.m. The Dunedin Fire Department responded within five minutes and was able to quickly bring the blaze under control, said Dunedin Fire Division Chief Bill McElligott. The woman was checked out by paramedics and did not require hospitalization. Firefighters used smoke ejectors to clear the smoke from the single-family home. Damage was estimated at $275.

Chinese New Year celebration Friday

Dunedin will hold "The Year of the Tiger,'' a Chinese New Year celebration from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in Pioneer Park, corner of Main Street and Douglas Avenue. Coordinated with the Suncoast Association of Chinese Americans, activities include musical performances, tai chi sword demonstrations and a Chinese dragon dance, in which several people snake through the crowd. For more information, call (727) 812-4545.

Tarpon Springs

Arts center features Enemy of People

An Enemy of the People, the Henrik Ibsen classic, will be performed by New York's Aquila Theater Troupe at 7 p.m. today at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. The drama explores the impact of severe eco-issues on a small town and the consequences to one man of uncovering the truth. Tickets are $22 for members, $25 for nonmembers. For more information, call (727) 942-5605.

City County Employees Credit Union teller accused of pilfering till 01/19/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, January 19, 2010 9:26pm]
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