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Law enforcement sting in Charlotte County nets 14 arrests

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Law enforcement sting in Charlotte County nets 14 arrests

By FOX 4 Staff. CREATED Oct 2, 2013

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office conducted a four day operation aimed catching thieves at WalMart and Target.

Operation RECEIPT resulted in 14 arrests.  RECEIPT stands for “Rapidly Engaging Criminal Entities Involving Property Thefts.” 

Between Tuesday September 24 and Friday September 27, members of the Intelligence Unit, Street Crimes Unit, Warrants Unit, Community Policing Officers, and Criminal Investigations Section worked with loss prevention personnel from both WalMart and Target.  The stores’ loss prevention crews inside the stores kept in contact with the Sheriff’s Office personnel who were stationed both in the stores and in the parking lots.
 
During this operation, Sheriff’s Office members issued a WalMart corporate trespass notice to those charged with retail thefts from that retailer.  That means that the person is warned against returning to any WalMart in Charlotte County instead of just applying to a single store.
 
During Operation RECEIPT the following people were arrested:
 

September 24
WalMart
Richard Joseph Drake, 27, of Port Charlotte
Possible theft lead to criminal citation for
Driving While License Suspended
 
September 25
WalMart
Gloria Gallo Perretti, 64, of Port Charlotte
Retail Theft
 
WalMart
Juvenile issued Notice to Appear
Retail Theft
 
Target
Angela Lynn Galeone, 25, of Punta Gorda and
Jamie Omar Sepulveda, 34
Requesting Refund Using False Receipt
 
WalMart
Bryan Keith Coley, 45, of Port Charlotte
Trespass After Warning
 
WalMart
Juvenile issued Notice to Appear
Retail Theft
 
September 26
WalMart
Maria Ann Danesi, 40, of Port Charlotte
Retail Theft
 
WalMart
Ashley Sierra Bronsfield, 26, of Port Charlotte
Retail Theft and Violation of Probation
 
September 27
Target
Earlene Joan Aiken, 78, of Lake Suzy
Retail Theft
 
WalMart
Juvenile issued Notice to Appear
 
Retail Theft
WalMart
Joseph B. Trotta, 18, issued  2 Notice to Appears
Retail Theft (2 counts)
 
WalMart
Hope Ann Bannister-Delegal, 29, of Port Charlotte
Retail Theft