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Eight charged with pawning stolen items

The suspects stole from their fathers and mothers, neighbors and roommates, and even a grandmother in one case, authorities say.

In recent weeks, Hernando County Sheriff's Office detectives have closely tracked people who have sold large amounts of women's jewelry to pawn brokers and secondhand dealers.

Investigators say they discovered that in several cases, people were selling stolen items. In total, deputies charged eight people with criminal offenses, and they expect to make more arrests in the coming days.

• Michael Anthony Greer, 44, of 7479 Canterbury St. in Spring Hill was charged with dealing in stolen property, defrauding a pawn broker, burglary and grand theft.

• Larry Van Bates, 47, of 6435 Zagnut Lane in Brooksville was charged with 11 counts of defrauding a pawn broker and one count of violation of probation.

• Tyler Leone, 22, of 10046 Dunkirk Road in Spring Hill was charged with grand theft, dealing in stolen property and defrauding a pawn broker.

• Joseph Cunningham, 24, of 5325 Joyner Ave. in Spring Hill was charged with nine counts of defrauding a pawn broker.

• Alina Zenovia Celi, 21, of 3299 Josef Ave. in Spring Hill was charged with five counts of dealing in stolen property.

• Matthew Adam Iannacone, 20, of 2327 Dressel Ave. in Spring Hill was charged with defrauding a pawn broker and dealing in stolen property.

• Krystie Alexis Fisher, 19, of 2327 Dressel Ave. in Spring Hill was charged with grand theft and dealing in stolen property.

• Caroline Rose Logsted, 22, of 2042 Godfrey Ave. in Spring Hill was charged with grand theft, dealing in stolen property and two counts of defrauding a pawn broker.

John Woodrow Cox can be reached at jcox@tampabay.com.

Eight charged with pawning stolen items 03/02/12 [Last modified: Friday, March 2, 2012 9:49pm]
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