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Pasco briefs: Man defrauded immigrants, deputies say

Riviera

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Dade City

Man accused of defrauding immigrant

Eugenio Riviera is already in jail on charges he defrauded immigrants by posing as an authority and getting them to sign over power of attorney to him. Sheriff's investigators have added to the case against him, saying now that Riviera conned another illegal immigrant last May by taking money from the man to help him retrieve his car. Riviera then refused to turn the car over, demanding more cash because he'd had the car's title put in his name, the Sheriff's Office said. The victim said Riviera, 38, wore a police-style uniform, carried a badge and picture ID, and drove a van marked with the words "Emergency Rescue Relief," according to his arrest report from Tuesday. Riviera, of 19612 Owensboro Road, faces new charges of scheme to defraud and criminal use of personal identification. He is being held in the Land O'Lakes jail in lieu of $24,000 bail.

PORT RICHEY

Children's safety program Saturday

A children's safety program aimed at helping law enforcement agencies quickly recover missing children will be from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Saturn of Port Richey, 11613 U.S. 19. During the free event, parents will receive a fingerprint profile and digital photograph of their child, a child safety journal and a home DNA identification kit. The children will be fingerprinted using biometrics, a new technology that allows a fingerprint to be submitted to the FBI database as soon as a child is reported missing. For information, call Amy Yucuis at (727) 726-1233.

WESLEY CHAPEL

Teacher's aide quits after incident

The Seven Oaks Elementary School instructional assistant who was removed from the classroom amid allegations that she taped students' mouths shut in April has resigned. The employee would not talk to deputies or district officials about the alleged incident, "and she just came in and resigned," assistant superintendent Renalia DuBose said. The Sheriff's Office declined to pursue charges.

Correction

The Pasco Education Foundation's Educational Awards Ceremony has already happened. Due to incorrect information supplied to the Times, an upcoming date for the event ran in Wednesday's Top of the Class.

Pasco deaths

Baldo, C. Frances

Benton, Steve

Cane, Pauline S. "Hey Mah" "Polly"

Carlson, Frances J.

Caruso, Mary

Corley, Walter M.

Galbo, Rosalie

Hardy, Irene

Johnson, Winona B.

Kasper, Ron

Lawrenz, Edith M.

Morin, Joseph G.

Perry Kevin J.

Pruse, Joyce

Riegelsperger, Eleanor T.

Sandifer, Sammi Marie

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Pasco briefs: Man defrauded immigrants, deputies say 05/07/08 [Last modified: Friday, May 9, 2008 11:39am]
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