Man Faces Felony Fraud Charges After Getting Behind on Home Furnishing Payments
SPRING HILL – If you thought getting behind on your home furnishing lease payments would only hurt your credit score, think again. That’s what 28-year-old Christopher Rosario found out the hard way, after he failed to make payments on items leased from Great Rooms furniture store on Mariner Blvd.
According to a Hernando County Sheriff’s Office report, Rosario leased over $2,800 worth of electronics and other home furnishings between July and October of last year.
A Great Rooms store manager reported that Rosario stopped making payments after November 19th and after several failed attempts to contact Rosario, a certified letter was sent to his last known address.
On Christmas Eve, Rosario was taken into custody on an unrelated retail theft charge and held without bond on a probation violation for grand theft.
On December 29th, less than two months after defaulting on his lease agreement, a Sheriff’s Deputy met with Rosario at the Hernando County Jail and served three felony warrants for fraud.
Rosario says he was aware of the late payments but denied having ever received he certified letter.
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