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Man accused of stealing from his mother

(ran PC edition)

Authorities say the Zephyrhills man told them he stole the items to support his heroin addiction.

A 23-year-old Zephyrhills man was charged Wednesday with stealing more than $100,000 worth of jewelry, electronic equipment and money from his mother, the Pasco County Sheriff's Office said.

William Arthur Marsh of 7437 Fort King Road sold his mother's jewelry, televisions, VCRs and stereo equipment in pawn shops in as many as four counties, reports said.

He also stole his mother's bank card, according to reports.

Marsh told authorities he used the money to support his heroin addiction.

His mother, Brigitte Marsh, said she did not give her son permission to use her bank card or to pawn anything that belonged to her, reports said.

Booked into the county jail on one count of grand theft, Marsh was held Thursday in lieu of $100,000 bail.