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Fraudster nails Marion County Sheriff’s Office with $250 gas card purchase

In today’s world where fraud runs rampant, even a sheriff’s office can become a victim.

That’s exactly what happened last week when an employee in the fleet services division of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office called a deputy to report that someone had used one of the agency’s gas cards four times at two different locations. Only one transaction went through but it involved a $250 charge at a Circle K located at 4804 Gunn Hwy. in Tampa, a sheriff’s office report states.

The fleet services employee told the deputy that a report had to be generated to start the refund process from the credit card company.

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Ocala man jailed after 15-year-old girl says she was sexually assaulted

An Ocala man was jailed Thursday after being accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl.

Naked woman clad only in sneakers nabbed at busy Ocala intersection

A homeless woman was jailed Monday morning after Ocala Police officers received reports about a woman walking at a busy intersection with nothing on but a pair of sneakers.

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