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Shonta Goodson and Stephanie Nieves were arrested on August 19, 2014 after employees at the Walmart Super Center located at 1485 Commercial Way in Spring Hill observed the two women placing price tags of a much lower value on various clothing items. The two proceeded to the self-checkout register of the store and scanned the lower price tags affixed to the incorrect items. Goodson paid a total of $6.72 for seven clothing items actually valued at $63.65. Nieves paid a total of $6.72 for for seven clothing items actually valued at $56.73.
Both women were escorted back into the store by members of the Asset Protection team and admitted to switching the tags as well as having the money to pay full price. Nieves was charged with retail theft and it was her second offense. Goodson was charged with felony retail theft, as she had five previous convictions, and providing a false name to law enforcement. Goodson advised she provided the false name because she believed she would be issued a misdemeanor notice to appear so the citation would not be attached to her name.
The 2014 Hernando County Value Adjustment Board is scheduled to hold a special meeting on Monday, August 25, 2014, at 10 a.m. in the Government Center, John Law Ayers Room, 20 N. Main Street, Room 160, Brooksville, Florida 34601. The Value Adjustment Board (VAB) consists of two County Commissioners, one School Board member, and two citizen members and makes the final decisions regarding appeals of assessed valuation of property and homestead, widow(er)s and disability exemptions, denial of agricultural (greenbelt) classifications and portability issues. For more information about the VAB click here.
The Florida Court Clerks & Comptrollers released a warning to all Florida residents about the most recent spike in fraudulent e-mails by entities impersonating Clerks’ offices across the state. This newest round of scams comes in the form of an e-mail referencing a missed court appearance. These e-mails attempt to retrieve personal data, forcefully, by computer virus attached as a .zip file. These malicious attachments contain a “Trojan Horse” virus that becomes active as soon as the file is unzipped. All court-related communications are sent through normal mail. Jury summons and failure to appear notices are never sent via phone or e-mail. Important tips to remember:
- The Clerk’s office does not call or e-mail residents to request payment for missing jury duty. The office will also never request payment via any sort of prepaid debit card.
- The Clerk’s office does not call or e-mail residents to verify information related to jury duty or to notify them that they missed jury duty. Communications are only sent by mail.
- If a resident misses jury duty, the individual receives a failure to appear notice in the mail from the judge representing their Circuit Court.
- Arrest warrants are not usually issued for failure to report for jury duty. Please contact the Clerk’s office, if you receive one.
- Do not open an e-mail attachment from any unfamiliar source, and never provide personal information to an unfamiliar source, either by phone or e-mail.