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Son accused of spending $10,000 using mother's credit, bank cards

A 41-year-old Spring Hill man was arrested Wednesday on charges that he took his 72-year-old mother's credit and debit cards and charged some $10,000 worth of hotel rooms, gas and liquor.

Thomas Joseph McPhillips of 3007 Barbados Ave. was charged with organized fraud.

Jane McPhillips, 72, realized that her Discover, Sears and Bank of America cards were all missing on Sept. 22, when she called the Hernando County Sheriff's Office.

Bank and credit card statements showed that throughout September, purchases had been made at restaurants and hotels including: Miss Kitty's, Walgreens, Hal's Liquors, Wal-Mart Supercenter, Oaks Hotel and the Hampton Inn.

McPhillips admitted to taking the credit cards without permission and making the purchases, according to Sheriff's Office records.

He was being held in Hernando County Jail on $3,000 bail.