NEW PORT RICHEY
Trainer is accused of forging workout logs
A personal trainer was arrested Wednesday on charges of billing the gym for workouts he never provided.
Timothy Wright provided personal training services at Premier Choice Fitness for $35 a session. The gym kept half of each fee and paid him the rest. The problem, according to a Pasco County Sheriff's Office, was Wright submitted invoices to the gym for more than $500 in training sessions that never happened.
Premier Choice called deputies after suspecting Wright forged the workout logs for five customers. He no longer works at that gym.
Wright, 39, of New Port Richey, was charged with grand theft. He was released from the Land O'Lakes jail on $1,000 bail.
His arrest report says he is now a karate instructor.
Man dies after crash in CVS parking lot
A 37-year-old man died Thursday morning after crashing his sport utility vehicle in a CVS Pharmacy parking lot.
Carl Yeiser McGill Jr. was driving outside the store at State Road 54 and Old Pasco Road about 10 a.m. when he "suffered a medical condition" and lost control of his SUV, the Florida Highway Patrol said. The SUV hit an unoccupied parked van, then rammed into light pole.
McGill, of Wesley Chapel, was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital, where he died.
FHP said the van, which belongs to William and Dawn Coultas of Wesley Chapel, was properly parked when the accident happened.