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Two in Pasco charged with selling others' property

NEW PORT RICHEY — Two Pasco County residents were arrested Tuesday after authorities said they sold stolen goods on multiple occasions, some dating back to 2011.

Paul Kumatsky, 22, sold pieces of gold jewelry to Gold 2 Cash and Legacy Coins in Lutz and a 100,000-volt stun gun to Land O'Lakes Gun and Pawn, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office. He collected about $1,500 for the sales. His earliest sale was July 21, 2011, and his latest was May 30, 2012, officials said.

After his arrest, he admitted none of the items he'd sold belonged to him, authorities said. Some he sold for friends younger than 18, he said. Others had no explanation listed in the sheriff's report.

Ashley Oliver, 25, had explanations for the items she stole and sold for nearly $600 starting May 3, according to the report. The tape recorder, laptop, computer monitor and other electronics she claimed were hers belonged to her father, she told deputies.

She sold her father's goods to Gold Mine Pawn in Holiday and Pawn Star and Silver Dollar Pawn Shop in New Port Richey, signing and thumbprinting forms asserting the items were her own, according to the report.

Kumatsky was arrested and charged with 13 counts of false verification of ownership, three counts of burglary and one count of dealing in stolen property. He was in custody Wednesday afternoon at the Land O'Lakes Detention Center in lieu of $90,000 bail.

Oliver was arrested and charged with eight counts of false verification of ownership. She was in custody Wednesday afternoon in lieu of $40,000 bail.

Two in Pasco charged with selling others' property 07/04/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, July 4, 2012 8:49pm]
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