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Arrest report: Woman faked pregnancy to get bills paid

Published Jan. 7, 2016

ST. PETERSBURG

Woman accused of pregnancy fraud

Torrie A. Walters agreed to give up a child for adoption in exchange for food and housing during the pregnancy, police said. Just one problem, according to an arrest report: There was no baby.

Walters is facing a scheme to defraud charge after, police said, she swindled a person who works with adoption agencies out of $1,591. The victim paid for Walters' hotel room, food, methadone treatments and other bills, according to the arrest report. Investigators said Walters, 28, of Largo forged a letter from a doctor saying she was pregnant. Two doctors later confirmed she was not, according to the report.

She was arrested about 2:30 p.m. Monday when, according to police, she tried to steal clothing and jewelry from Bealls. She also faces a charge of retail theft.

ST. PETERSBURG

Car burglar caught in back seat, police say

A 21-year-old St. Petersburg man is facing a burglary charge after he was caught by the owner of a sport utility vehicle hiding in the back seat, according to an arrest report.

Thurman Green was arrested about 7 p.m. Monday on Burlington Avenue N. Police said the owner of a 2000 GMC Yukon opened the driver's door and saw the glove compartment open. The owner, who was armed, saw Green in the second row of seats, investigators said, and fired two rounds into the ground.

ST. PETERSBURG

Woman faces charge after she shot video of deputies but did not open door for them

When deputies arrived at 1751 55th Ter. S about 11 p.m. Dec. 30, they waited 10 minutes for someone to come to the door, according to an arrest report. They were there to arrest 24-year-old Bruce Sanders, suspected in a recent killing in St. Petersburg. But they also ended up arresting his girlfriend, Tiyontae Jeanette Crawford, 22, after she failed to answer their knocks.

Instead, according to the arrest report, Crawford shot video of the deputies arresting her boyfriend, saying they were being "nasty." She faces a charge of resisting an officer without violence.

Compiled by Zachary T. Sampson, Times staff writer

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