Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Deputies: Pasco repairman took the money, not the work

Hall

Hall

NEW PORT RICHEY — A 48-year-old man was arrested on charges that he took hundreds of dollars from an elderly woman without performing the repairs he promised.

Dale Allen Hall told the 81-year-old woman that her water softener needed to be repaired, and he took two payments of $200 but never returned to do the work, according to a Pasco County Sheriff's Office report. Hall claimed to work for A1 Water Conditioning Service, which does not appear to be an active business, the report said.

The deputy investigating the Holiday woman's complaint found four previous cases — dating back to 1997 — in which Hall allegedly took money for work on water softening systems but never performed the repairs. The victims ranged in age from 73 to 86.

Hall, who had been locked out of his room at the Green Key Beach Motel at 6434 U.S. 19 for failing to pay his rent, was arrested Wednesday on a charges of scheme to defraud and violating his probation. He remained Thursday at the Land O'Lakes jail in lieu of $6,000 bail.

Deputies: Pasco repairman took the money, not the work 10/07/10 [Last modified: Thursday, October 7, 2010 9:18pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. No. 21 USF Bulls roll over Temple to stay undefeated

    College

    TAMPA — They emerged from Raymond James Stadium's southwest tunnel on the 11-month anniversary of their public humilation at Temple.

    Bulls tailback Darius Tice, who rushes for 117 yards, is elated by his 47-yard run for a touchdown in the second quarter for a 10-0 lead.
  2. Fennelly: USF thrashes Temple to stay unbeaten; too bad not many saw it in person

    College

    No. 21 USF ran its record to 4-0 Thursday night with some payback against Temple, a 43-7 trouncing, no contest, as if anyone cares, at least judging by the paltry announced crowd of 24,325 at Raymond James Stadium.

    Where was everybody?

    Bulls cornerback Deatrick Nichols (3) celebrates with teammates after making a defensive play during the first half.
  3. Former Ray Tim Beckham's over being traded, or is he?

    The Heater

    BALTIMORE — As the Rays reunited Thursday with Tim Beckham for the first time since he was dealt July 31 to Baltimore, it became very clear that not everything in assessing the trade is as it appears.

    Tim Beckham, here in action Monday against the Red Sox, has hit .310, with 10 homers and 26 RBIs since going to the Orioles.
  4. Bucs probe how to fix deep-ball chances missed vs. Bears

    Bucs

    TAMPA — It was only minutes after the Bucs had demolished the Bears 29-7 Sunday when quarterback Jameis Winston tried one final time to connect with receiver DeSean Jackson.

    QB Jameis Winston says he’s focused on the deep-ball chances to DeSean Jackson he missed in the opener: “We left a lot out there.”
  5. Rays journal: Ugly first inning dooms Andriese, Rays against Orioles (w/video)

    The Heater

    BALTIMORE — Rays manager Kevin Cash said before Thursday's game that RHP Matt Andriese was among the pitchers who would most benefit from a strong finish to the season.

    Matt Andriese has a tough first: hits to four of first five batters, leading to three runs, the only ones he gives up in six innings