Man accused of racking up thousands in charges on father's credit cards

Scientologists fined for delays

Man shot, killed in Palm Harbor home

Safety harbor

Man accused of spending $12K on dad's cards

A 26-year-old man is accused of stealing his father's credit cards and racking up nearly $12,000 in charges in a week and a half, authorities said. Jeffrey Michael Korth Jr. is charged with credit card fraud. On Wednesday afternoon, he was being held in the Pinellas County Jail in lieu of $6,250 bail. According to an arrest report, Korth stole two credit cards from his father and charged $11,630 worth of goods in 128 transactions between May 27 and June 27. Korth was caught making some of the purchases on store surveillance cameras, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. Pinellas court records show Korth pleaded guilty to charges of uttering forged bills, checks, drafts or notes in April 2003 and no contest to a charge of fraudulent use of a credit card in 2007.

Dunedin

Fluoride in water topic of workshop

The City Commission will hold a workshop next month to discuss a budget proposal regarding the possible elimination of fluoride in the city's drinking water and Dunedin's downtown waterfront illustrative plan. The meeting at 9 a.m. Sept. 15 at City Hall is open to the public.

Countywide

Make a donation, get aquarium pass

Goodwill and the Florida Aquarium are teaming up with an offer for fall. During September, each person who drops off clothing or household items at any Goodwill-Suncoast donation site will receive a coupon good for one free admission to the Florida Aquarium in downtown Tampa with each paid adult admission (up to three free tickets). The coupons are redeemable until Oct. 31. It's a savings of up to $65.85, in exchange for getting rid of unwanted clutter. Donations to Goodwill are especially needed in September, since donations typically drop off after school starts.

Palm harbor

Show to focus on Lunz murder

The 2003 murder of David Lunz, a Palm Harbor resident who was killed by shotgun by his son, Christopher Lunz, is the subject of Nightmare Next Door, a crime TV series that runs tonight on the network Investigation Discovery Channel. After working the case for more than two years, detectives linked Christopher Lunz to the murder when a .38-caliber handgun belonging to his father was discovered in a North Carolina lake. For more information and to find your local channel for Investigation Discovery, visit investigationdiscovery.com.

Man accused of racking up thousands in charges on father's credit cards 08/24/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, August 24, 2011 9:04pm]

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