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Nursing home worker accused of fraud


Nursing home worker accused of fraud

A nursing home administrator at Sunshine Christian Homes is accused of stealing $1,403 from an 88-year-old patient.

Amna G. Ahmovic, 34, of Port Richey was arrested Monday and charged with fraudulent use of a credit card and exploitation of the elderly. She was described as a resident care coordinator in a previous Times feature about a 105-year-old patient at the Holiday facility.

The facility's website says it provides "quality care in a Christian environment." Officials there declined to comment Tuesday on Ahmovic's charges.

Kevin Doll, spokesman for the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, said Ahmovic used the victim's debit card and banking information at Rent-A-Center, DriveTime Credit Corp., Verizon Wireless and Ahmovic told investigators the victim gave her the debit card, but she also admitted "she took advantage of the victim," who suffers from memory loss, a report states. The transactions happened between November and January, authorities say.

Ahmovic is listed as unemployed on her arrest report. She remained Tuesday at the Pasco jail in lieu of $5,000 bail.


Bowflex buyer charged in attack

Curtis Andrew Osborne took the pulldown bar on a Bowflex workout machine and jabbed it — right into the stomach of the man selling him the equipment, according to a Pasco County sheriff's arrest report.

Osborne, 51, of Hudson had gone to the seller's home to pick up the machine, the arrest report said. But then the two men got into a fight over how much money Osborne owed for it.

First Osborne took the pulldown bar and swung it after the seller refused to let him take the equipment, the report said. Then he jabbed him in the stomach, leaving the victim with pain and a red belly, the report said.

Deputies charged Osborne with aggravated battery as well as violation of probation. He had been on probation since last year for obtaining a prescription by fraud.


Three face charges after reporting theft

Three men went to jail Monday after they reported that money was stolen from their car, when in fact they were robbed in a drug deal, the Pasco County Sheriff's Office said.

George Robert Milligan, 21; Jesus Torres, 18; and Jeremiah Castillo, 24, all face a misdemeanor charge of filing a false report.

Sheriff's Office spokesman Kevin Doll said the men gave $200 to a man for Roxicodone, a prescription painkiller. When he didn't produce the pills, the three reported that he had broken into their car and taken their money.

But the man, whose name was not released, told investigators the three were buying drugs and already owed him $125.

Milligan, Torres and Castillo remained jailed Tuesday.

The man who told investigators the trio was buying drugs has not been arrested.

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