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Couple accused of stealing from hospital patient's bank account

HUDSON

Couple accused of raiding man's account

A couple was arrested this week on charges they helped themselves to a man's bank account last fall while he was in the hospital.

According to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, Julie Ann Allberg, 38, was a nursing assistant who had access to the 58-year-old victim's financial information. Deputies say she forged two forms to surrender money from an annuity to the victim's bank account, obtaining more than $15,000 while he was hospitalized in September and October 2009.

Allberg and her husband had been living in the victim's rented house since August 2009. The victim's daughter told authorities she believed the Allbergs gave her father alcohol despite knowing he was an alcoholic and were planning to steal his Jeep. When she noticed suspicious debit card transactions on her father's account, she asked authorities to investigate.

Julie Allberg was charged Thursday with two counts of criminal use of personal identification or information.

Her husband, Jason Alan Allberg, 34, was charged with writing a forged check for $600 from the same victim's account.

It is unclear how they knew the victim or obtained access to his accounts. The case is still under investigation, spokesman Kevin Doll said.

The couple, who live at 13811 Michelle Ave., have been released from jail on bail.

DADE CITY

Guilty plea brings five years' probation

A man who cultivated a marijuana grow house in his Land O'Lakes home pleaded guilty to charges Friday and was sentenced to five years' probation.

Yamir Canizares, 31, of 23152 Del Harbor Court in Land O'Lakes, was arrested in October after Pasco deputies found 34 plants in his house. He also illegally tapped into a power supply for the grow lights and air-conditioning system needed for the cultivation, deputies said.

He pleaded guilty to theft from a utility and manufacture of marijuana. He must repay more than $23,000 total to the property insurance and electric companies.

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