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Dade City nurse's aide charged with credit fraud

DADE CITY

nurse's aide charged with credit fraud

The Dade City Police Department arrested Marius Volcilla Cheatum, 46, and charged her with cheating the elderly resident of a nursing home. Cheatum worked at the Edwinola as a nurse's aide. Investigators say Cheatum used her position to obtain personal information of an elderly resident and then obtained 10 various credit cards in both the victim's name and her own name. Cheatum then made several purchases and cash withdraws in and around Dade City, police say. She was charged with one count of obtaining a credit card by fraud and eight counts of fraudulent use of a credit card. Police say Cheatum confessed, and she was taken to the Land O'Lakes jail. She also had an outstanding warrant for failure to appear on a charge of driving on a suspended license. She remains in jail on $45,000 bail.

COUNTYWIDE

Some health care fees will increase

The cost is going up for certain services at the Pasco County Health Department. The County Commission agreed Tuesday for increases that range from $5 to $25 for services including children's sports physical examinations, nutrition counseling, women's cancer screening and adult health screening. Services including prenatal and children's health checkups will go from a flat fee to variable charges depending on the services provided. Health officials say rising consumer prices, new programs and Medicaid fees caused the hikes.

HOLIDAY

Woman hit, killed crossing U.S. 19

A 37-year-old woman died Monday night trying to cross U.S. 19, the Florida Highway Patrol said. Pattie Thibodeaux, of 3633 Galway Drive, New Port Richey, was crossing at Flora Avenue about 11:30 p.m. when she ran into the path of a northbound Ford Taurus driven by Thomas Soares, 52, of Holiday. Thibodeaux died at the scene, the patrol said. Soares was not injured. FHP determined the driver was not at fault.

Pasco deaths

Eaton, Jeanne L.

Goldberg, Morris

Larsen, Norman "Tim"

Perry, Jeffrey Allen Sr.

Raynes, Elmer Lee

St. Peter, Arlene C.

Strubel, Bernard M.

Theodosis, Steve Sam

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Dade City nurse's aide charged with credit fraud 05/13/08 [Last modified: Thursday, May 15, 2008 9:54am]
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