Posted: 4:02 am Thursday, May 25th, 2017
By Ann Kelly
A Tarpon Springs woman who said she was a psychic is behind bars and charged with scamming people out of $155,000. She was finally busted when a military veteran talked with detectives at a Fraud Awareness Seminar and told them about Wilson who he’d had visits with at least 15 times. Anyone who thinks they were taken advantage of by Wilson should call Detective S. Bingham at 727-582-6786.
AAA says we’re about to have a very busy Memorial Day weekend with over two million Floridians heading out on the highways. Nationwide take the number up to over 39 million. Most of us will keep that trip to within 50 miles of home.
Despite yesterday’s heavy rains, sixteen counties in Florida have had watering restrictions tightened to once a week watering and fewer hours. Those counties include us here in the Bay area – Charlotte, Citrus, DeSoto, Hardee, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Lake, Levy, Manatee, Marion, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota and Sumter.
A data breach at the Florida the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services about two weeks ago exposed the personal information of gun owners and Social Security numbers. The hackers got into the system through the online payment portal. If you think your information may have been compromised, call (800) 350-1119 for assistance.
Experts think this year could be another bad one for mosquitoes carrying the Zika Virus. The Hillsborough County mosquito control division has already from the USF public health program on a source reduction program using specialized traps.