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Hernando deputies hope clients come forward in pest control thefts

SPRING HILL — After the arrest last week of the owner of John Suppa's Pest Control on two counts of grand theft, authorities continue to investigate.

The Hernando County Sheriff's Office think John Suppa, 55, stole from multiple clients. Investigators hope those customers will step forward.

According to a sheriff's report, Suppa, who lives in the Ridge Manor area, was arrested May 26 when a customer in Spring Hill noticed missing jewelry after Suppa worked at the house. Suppa was later found at another customer's home with a bag of jewelry and pills without a prescription. Authorities have not been able to determine who owns some of the jewelry.

Sheriff's Lt. Michael Burzumato said Suppa also had made multiple gold and jewelry pawn transactions recently.

"There may be victims that don't know they are even victims yet," Burzumato said.

John Suppa's Pest Control is an independently owned business, based in Dade City.

Customers who think they are missing valuables related to this investigation may contact the Sheriff's Office at (352) 754-6850.

Laura Herrera can be reached at lherrera@tampabay.com or (352) 754-6114.

Hernando deputies hope clients come forward in pest control thefts 06/01/12 [Last modified: Friday, June 1, 2012 7:46pm]
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