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Oldsmar to vote on rate increase

The City Council is scheduled to take a final vote tonight on a water and sewer rate increase. Water and sewer charges for an average customer would rise from $38.80 a month to $39.68 a month under the proposed plan. The council is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 100 State St.

Two are accused

of computer scam

Andrew Thomas Lehet, 46, and his roommate, Jeffrey Kent Zeltner, 26, both of Oviedo, were charged last week with bank fraud, interstate transport of stolen property and counterfeiting _ all federal offenses. Lehet is being held at the Seminole County Jail in Sanford without bail; Zeltner was released on $10,000 bail. Police say the two men pulled off a sophisticated scam in which they bought computer equipment using counterfeit cashier's checks, then sold the electronics to computer stores for cash. The scheme worked in about 10 Florida counties, including Pinellas, Pasco, Sarasota, Alachua and Duval. Since April 3, police throughout Florida have received about 30 reports of counterfeit Barnett Bank cashier's checks, said Orange County sheriff's Detective Peter Daiger.