Lease, Pawn, and Then Fail to Pay is a Crime – Man Charged with Fraud
BROOKSVILLE – A Spring Hill man faces fraud charges, after he leased a television from a local appliance store and pawned it for cash before satisfying the terms of the contract.
According to officials, 20-year-old Anthony James Lorentsen and his wife purchased a 60” Samsung television from HH Gregg, last August. The account was placed in his wife’s name because Anthony was denied credit with the store. After making a payment of $264.13 and one additional payment of 66.23, the couple stopped paying and refused to return calls from HH Gregg.
On September 21st Anthony pawned the television for an undisclosed amount of cashand continued to ignore efforts from HH Gregg to collect the balance of the loan. HH Gregg reported the incident to the Sheriff’s Office, which resulted in Anthony Lorentsen’s arrest. Lorentsen is charged with Defrauding a Pawn Broker, for providing false information to the Pawn Shop, and Fraud. Lorentsen is free on $1,000 bond.
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