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Clearwater woman gets probation in grand theft case

New Port Richey

Clearwater woman gets probation in theft

A former treasurer of the Beacon Square Civic Association pleaded guilty to grand theft this week and received two years of probation after paying back nearly $7,000.

Mandy Fletcher of Clearwater was arrested last year after the president of the association in Holiday told authorities that thousands of dollars were missing. Fletcher admitted to stealing only $1,000, a Pasco County Sheriff's Office report said. Fletcher, 33, has similar crimes in her past: in 2007 she pleaded guilty to identity theft and was ordered to pay $3,299 in restitution, and in 2003 she pleaded guilty to using fraudulent checks.

LARGO

Police close store for selling alcohol to minor

A convenience store was shut down after its owner sold alcohol to a minor, police say.

During the past week, the Largo Police Department received numerous complaints from a parent that someone at Raj's Food and Beverage Store, 12185 Indian Rocks Road, was selling alcohol to middle school children.

Investigators had a 17-year-old aide try to buy alcohol at 11 local liquor stores. Police say the teen was shut down at all but one store — Raj's Food and Beverage.

On Thursday, police arrested owner Mohammed Alam, 52, charged him with selling alcohol to a minor and closed the store. Alam was released a few hours later.

The police report and parent complaints are headed to the Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco, which could revoke the store's beverage license.

Clearwater woman gets probation in grand theft case 08/06/10 [Last modified: Friday, August 6, 2010 7:40pm]
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