Shopping spree arrest: credit card wasn't his
At noon on Feb. 24, a woman used her credit card to buy some things at the Home Depot on Eiland Boulevard. She forgot to get it back. The cashier kept it, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, and went on a spending spree on his dinner break that evening. Radames Estrella, 20, of Wesley Chapel went to Wal-Mart and bought a laptop computer and car speakers with the stolen card, racking up a $436.31 bill, the report said. Authorities say after his shift, he went to Target in Wesley Chapel and bought $234.46 in unspecified items. Later, he tried to buy fuel, the report states, but the card was rejected. On March 1, Estrella was questioned at work by his supervisor and Home Depot's loss prevention staffers. The report states Estrella admitted to taking the card and using it. He was arrested Thursday on a charge of fraudulently using a credit card. He is being held at the Land O'Lakes jail in lieu of $5,000 bail. His arrest report lists him as now being unemployed.
It's fun for the kids — and free as well
The Early Learning Coalition of Pasco and Hernando Counties Inc. and Pasco Kids First have partnered to host a Week of the Young Child in Pasco County celebration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 4 at the coalition offices, 15506 County Line Road at the Hernando-Pasco line. The free event is designed to bring together children and families with different organizations to promote literacy. The event offers arts and crafts, kid-friendly music, a kids' dance competition, free book giveaways, face painting, door prizes and more. Parents will receive information from various community resources. For information, call Nicole Flechas, quality manager, at (727) 233-8291. For information about the coalition, visit www.phelc.org.
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