Non-Emergency: 727.582.6200

Economic Crimes Unit

13-226 Scammers Using Caller ID Spoofing In An Attempt To Obtain Money From Victims In Pinellas County

Who: Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Investigative Operations Bureau -Economic Crimes Unit What: Detectives are encouraging the public to be on alert to a recent phone scam occurring in Pinellas County. The suspects are using a phone spoofing technique to make themselves appear to be calling from the

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13-093 Detectives Arrest Seminole Woman For Stealing Over $100,000 From Her Employer; And Using Funds To Pay Restitution

Who: Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Investigative Operations Bureau -Economic Crimes Unit Kristina E. Melvin (Arrested) DOB: 12/11/1967 Address: 8184 129th Street N. Seminole Arrested for Grand Theft over $100,000 and Violation of Probation What: Detectives assigned to the Economic Crimes Unit have arrested a Seminole woman after

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13-045 Pinellas Detectives Seek The Public’s Assistance Identifying Two Women Who Scammed A Senior Citizen Out Of $18,000

Who: Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office -Patrol Operations Bureau -Economic Crimes Unit Suspect #1 -Hispanic female, approx 25-30 years old -5’3″, 170lbs with green eyes -At the time of the incident, she was wearing a multi colored flowered blouse and blue jeans. Suspect #2 -Hispanic female, approx 25-30

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13-044 Sheriff Bob Gualtieri Announces Arrest Of Two Suspects In Connection With Counterfeit/ Money Laundering Scheme That Targeted Multiple Department Store Chains In Florida And California

Who: Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Investigative Operations Bureau -Economic Crimes Unit Patrol Operations Bureau -Strategic Enforcement Section (SES) Unites States Secret Service Florida Office of the Attorney General Christopher William DiPasquale (Arrested) (DOB: 08/14/1966) Address: 1800 Bayshore Way, Clearwater Arrested for Money Laundering (previous arrest included Dealing

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13-032 Two Men Arrested For Embezzling Over $780,000 From A St. Pete Beach Resort

Who: Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Investigative Operations Bureau -Economic Crimes Unit -Case was conducted in collaboration with detectives formerly with the St. Pete Beach Police Department, and who are currently deputies with the Sheriff’s Office Harold James (Arrested) DOB: 10/27/1966 Address: 2826 Saint Andrews Boulevard, Tarpon Springs

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12-298 Pinellas Detectives Arrest Individual For Stealing Over $560,000 From Local Condominium Associations

Who: Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office – Economic Crimes Unit Arrested: Roberto Martin Velez – 10/17/67 12978 89th Ave N Seminole, FL Charge: Grand Theft – 1st degree felony Victims: 1. La Contessa Condo – 16326 Gulf Blvd. Redington Beach 2. Las Brisas of Madeira Beach – 14710

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12-248 Benefits Staffer Charged With Grand Theft

Who:  Arrested and Charged Meghan Anne Zewen DOB: 7/23/75 Address:  6518 3rd Avenue South – St. Petersburg Charged with:    Grand Theft of more than $10,000 Employer:     Paramedics Plus as Sunstar   What:   The Pinellas Sheriff’s Economic Crimes detectives charged Meghan Zewen on October 23rd with Grand Theft

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12-091 Redington Shores Man Arrested In Texas On Pinellas County Warrant For Stealing $800,000 From Elderly Man’s Estate

Who: Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Investigative Operations Bureau -Economic Crimes Unit San Angelo Police Department, San Angelo, Texas James David Zebranek, Jr. (Arrested) DOB: 06/02/1955 Address: (Last Known) 1695 Lee Road, C 116, Winter Park, Fl Arrested for Grand Theft ($800,000);14-counts money laundering; and perjury. The victim

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***Update On 04/02/2012 @ 12:50 p.m. Additional Suspect In Custody*** Release # 12-050 Detectives Dismantle Organized Crime Ring; Arrest Multiple Suspects In a 3.1-Million Dollar Racketeering Scheme Involving Luxury Vehicle and Credit Card Fraud

Who: Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Investigative Operations Bureau -Economic Crimes Unit Patrol Operations Bureau United States Secret Service Florida Attorney General, Statewide Prosecutors Office Chicago Police Department National Insurance Crime Bureau Arrested Suspects: Tihomir Botchev DOB 11/09/1979 Address: 291 Keating Drive, Largo Ivan Petrov DOB: 03/30/80 Address:

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OMC Drop-Boxes

Operation Medicine Cabinet

Drop off your expired or unused medications during business hours at Operation Medicine Cabinet drop boxes located at two Sheriff’s Office locations:

The Sheriff’s Administration Building
10750 Ulmerton Rd.
Largo

The Sheriff’s North District Office at
737 Louden Avenue
Dunedin

More Information

When To Call

In Florida, simply dialing 9-1-1 in an emergency connects you to EMS, law enforcement, and the fire rescue.

The 9-1-1 system is for emergencies only – serious vehicle crashes, critical medical situations, crimes in progress, or fire.

Do not call 9-1-1 for non emergency transportation.

If you are unsure if your situation is a true emergency, officials recommend that you let the call taker determine if you need emergency help.

Address

10750 Ulmerton Road
Largo, FL 33778

Mailing address:
PO Drawer 2500
Largo, FL 33779-2500

Phone: (727) 582-6200
Emergency: 9 1 1

Notice

E-mail addresses are public record under Florida Law and are not exempt from public-records requirements. If you do not want your e-mail address to be subject to being released pursuant to a public-records request do not send electronic mail to this entity.

Instead, contact this office by telephone or in writing, via the United States Postal Service.