Woman Nabbed In 5-County Bad Check Iinvestigation

A massive five-county economic crime investigation has landed a Tampa woman in jail in Charlotte County. 30-year-old Darby Brown charged with eleven fraud counts and five each of possession of a counterfeit instrument and grand theft. Investigators say Brown passed more than twelve thousand dollars worth of bad checks at a local bank last month, […]

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Corrections Officer Charged In iPad Theft

An officer at the Charlotte Correctional Institute has been arrested for allegedly trying to steal an iPad from a big box electronics store. Deputies say Corrections Lieutenant Kevin Monroe picked up an iPad at a Best Buy store on Veterans Boulevard, took it into a rest room, slipped it inside his pants and left the […]

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Authories Issue Warning Of New Scam

Authorities are warning local residents about a new scam. A group identifying itself as Community Connect is soliciting local businesses for a community calendar. The group is also saying that they represent the Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce. According to investigators, the scammers are taking orders and accepting payment in the form of a check […]

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