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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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  • Wow these comments are funny as ever.

    Thursday, 4 January 2018, 9:30 pm
  • I know his family, dated a bother of his, they are northerners with heartless parents, they have a lot of siblings, you can literally find his family spread out across Spring Hill and Brooksville, and each one of them is a whole different level of messed up, each one of them lol but really Tom, this isn’t the kind of news you should take pride in reporting. It feels more like this was done for a personal reason more so than trying to get a story out.. Also what reputable business reports thief on someone missing payment for not even 2 full months god forbid you fall on hard times, even rent a center waited at least 3 months before sending notices, and 6 months before the police got involved like what really happen TOM?

    Thursday, 4 January 2018, 10:17 am
      • Thank you for this story. It is sad that you have to expose a story like this to show people that if they don’t pay for things that it’s theft. Should be common sense. If people didn’t do stupid things they wouldn’t have to worry about seeing themselves in a news story…..

        Thursday, 4 January 2018, 2:28 pm
  • I have no sympathy for a thief.

    Wednesday, 3 January 2018, 8:19 pm
  • And I think to myself …what a wonderful world…
    Well, it could be if there were not so much ignorance.

    Wednesday, 3 January 2018, 10:18 am
  • Just return the stuff it’s not worth felonies. If you don’t want to give the stuff back or I refuse to give the stuff back then you need to go to jail it’s not yours to keep. This absolutely shows this person’s character as much as I’m sure he says he’s 100 his character proves otherwise

    Wednesday, 3 January 2018, 7:26 am
  • sad people stick up for this… tell by the comments section, we have sympathizers…

    Tuesday, 2 January 2018, 10:27 pm
  • Keep up The Good Work Tom! Thank You. We Would Never Here These Thing if Not For Your Good Work One More POS off are Streets : )

    Tuesday, 2 January 2018, 9:28 pm
  • Common Ploy…scheme to defraud…Sign rental agreement, whether for car rental or furniture buy to own. Make token payments and then say “fuk them”. I’ll keep their stuff and move. That is illegal as hell.

    Tuesday, 2 January 2018, 8:52 pm
  • Thank you for all your hard work Tom… Your awesome!

    Tuesday, 2 January 2018, 8:08 pm
  • Nice work Tom, Rub their nose in it… Petty vengeance journalism. (Feels soooo good!) Kick em’ in the sack when they’re down. You’re a real tribute to humanity.

    Tuesday, 2 January 2018, 7:27 pm
      • Raping someone is no where near the same ball park as theft hell it isn’t even on the same planet. Next time chose a better analogy.

        Tuesday, 2 January 2018, 8:13 pm
      • huh? tom you’re missing a few screws.

        Wednesday, 3 January 2018, 12:06 am
      • Oh the extremes. …Honestly. Am I okay with what? WHERE in this article did you specify rape? Please point that out to me sir. More irrelevant, unrelated nonsense in an attempt to divert. You do and say the most outrageous things to prevent yourself from taking ownership. Maybe this is why people don’t like you Tom. Pride and arrogance is unbecoming. You’re a self righteous wacky little man on a power trip. Stop making fun of people. Stop with the unnecessary snarky, middle school hokey sarcasm in “quotations”. It’s juvenile and stupid. Take off the red nose and big red shoes and just report the news you clown.

        Wednesday, 3 January 2018, 1:00 pm
          • This was not about your reporting on the theft. My comment was about comparing a rapist to a thief in your first response.

            Wednesday, 3 January 2018, 2:32 pm
          • Tom, I am missing where you think you are a journalist. You are an ambulance chaser just to fill the void of your site so lets call it like it is!

            Wednesday, 3 January 2018, 10:48 pm
          • Ridicule exposure is not a motivational deterrent to change

            Thursday, 4 January 2018, 7:27 am

          Friday, 5 January 2018, 12:02 pm
      • He raped an underage girl!?! Why wasn’t he charged with that?

        Wednesday, 3 January 2018, 3:24 pm
          • There’s ZERO confusion here. People aren’t mind readers. YOU are confused Tom. You didn’t include any of the information you’re referring to. Somehow that very basic premise eludes you.

            Thursday, 4 January 2018, 10:44 am
          • In your first reply to the post above this one you insinuated he was also a rapist and what you actually did was compare him to one. But go ahead ignore me for the third time on this issue. Being a rapist and being a thief or falling on hard times are not even in the same ball park Jesus Christ.

            Thursday, 4 January 2018, 1:12 pm
              • And I quote you Tom. ” So you are ok with this man raping some underage girl?Or exposing some thief?” And right below it I questioned your analogy.

                Thursday, 4 January 2018, 8:45 pm
    • If you don’t like what Tom prints, stop searching on his web site.

      Tuesday, 2 January 2018, 10:08 pm
      • free country in which we are free to dislike and disagree and keep an eye on a vigilante hack, as well as comment on his weird practices. if you don’t like the comments, don’t read em.

        Wednesday, 3 January 2018, 12:07 am
  • This guy is in jail already for retail theft,the owner of Great Rooms see he in jail what better way to get this guy.Double down its the new year.he will get a public defender ,either pay a fine. or do county time,and be on his way without any furniture,next time go to good will.

    Tuesday, 2 January 2018, 5:13 pm
  • I hope he left a BIG PISS stain on the cushions!!!
    GREAT ROOMS is SCUM for stuff like this!!
    Who would shop there & have a chance of going to jail on felonies, & have TOM ruine ur life!!!
    Because he was behind on payments????

    Tuesday, 2 January 2018, 3:48 pm
    • Why is Great Rooms scum in your words? Because they followed the law and pressed charges on some one who stole from them that doesn’t seam right???

      Tuesday, 2 January 2018, 4:42 pm
    • Actually, Sassy, he is a POS and deserves to rot in jail. Tell us about your piss stained cushions and how Tom ruined your obviously crappy life?

      Tuesday, 2 January 2018, 6:48 pm
      • the author of that comment never said tom ruined her life. it being obviously crappy is clearly a projection of your own shortcomings.

        Wednesday, 3 January 2018, 12:08 am
    • ditto

      Tuesday, 2 January 2018, 6:51 pm
    • Who has never gotten behind on a payment ? All the home foreclosures in Hernando , we would have to build a new , much larger jail to house all them folks who are down on their luck .
      Just saying I’ll never shop there , and I pay $ cash .

      Thursday, 4 January 2018, 7:34 am
      • All he had to do was contact them or reply to the letter. It appears that He didn’t intend to pay for the stuff, and maybe Great Rooms is tired of being ripped off by jailbirds. if he is in jail he is missing more payments. he signed paper work what would happen if he missed those payments. just like buy here pay here car lots miss a payment or two they shut your car OFF.

        Friday, 5 January 2018, 12:13 pm
  • Kim are you talking about the drugs,Murders the burgaries.The terrible drivers,The so called gangs.Please don’t tell anyone from here to grow up.We do not want anything you all bring down.Pack your rags and go home…..Thanking you in advance.

    Tuesday, 2 January 2018, 3:44 pm
  • Something doesn’t sound right here, unless he committed fraud in the application, it should be a civil matter, i.e. small claims court and repossession. If they can do a felony charge on missing payments they had better build more jails fast.

    Tuesday, 2 January 2018, 3:24 pm
    • Yep Citizen Kane you are right He obviously is a crook, but this can’t be done, on the leaseing of furniture etc unless it’s just Hernando County law. Wow.

      Tuesday, 2 January 2018, 3:49 pm
      • Not only Hernando its state law

        Tuesday, 2 January 2018, 4:35 pm
    • 3rd degree felony in florida. Statue 812.155

      Tuesday, 2 January 2018, 4:34 pm
      • @Anthony, didn’t know that, makes sense tho. Thx 4 answering in a civil manner, seems there is not a lot on this site Thx Tom and hang in there, lots of jealous people out there who can’t stand your succes.😃

        Wednesday, 3 January 2018, 4:09 pm
  • This guy is scum. He used to live near my brother. Guy had a litter of kids already and one on the way and one night he sent his PREGNANT wife to WALK to the gas station to get his able bodied lazy ass snacks and a drink. Two seconds after she walked out he turned to me and asked me if I wanted to “hook up” real quick. Real stand up fellow right there. Not shocked to see this sad excuse for a man up there….

    Tuesday, 2 January 2018, 2:52 pm
  • He could’ve gotten so much furniture cheaper at so many thrift stores here in Springhill and he would’ve owned it. Some of the furniture is beautiful in the stores and very reasonably priced .

    Tuesday, 2 January 2018, 2:44 pm
  • Seems like this lad makes a lot of bad life choices.

    Tuesday, 2 January 2018, 2:37 pm
  • Slow day for news huh?

    Tuesday, 2 January 2018, 1:57 pm
    • Why do you even bother to comment? Maybe it IS a slow news day. So??

      Tuesday, 2 January 2018, 2:40 pm
      • WOW! VIXSTER, try a new look. Someone already has that one. PHILLIS DILLER!
        Only she wears it better, & she’s DEAD!!!! U old worn out HAG!
        GOOD DAY .

        Tuesday, 2 January 2018, 5:54 pm
        • Stop reading this site if you don’t like what is printed.

          Tuesday, 2 January 2018, 10:12 pm
      • same reason you just left your comment, brainbox.

        Wednesday, 3 January 2018, 12:09 am
        • Bug off Arty.

          Wednesday, 3 January 2018, 3:26 pm
    • A slow news day is better than a crash with fatalities.

      Tuesday, 2 January 2018, 2:59 pm
    • LMAO

      Tuesday, 2 January 2018, 3:01 pm
      • what’s so funny about HCSO? Is it because they do their job?

        Tuesday, 2 January 2018, 9:32 pm
    • Agree. Tom seems to just adore blasting people. No matter how petty the crime. This article was completely unnecessary. The only person who feels good about is Tom

      Tuesday, 2 January 2018, 7:31 pm
      • only because he’s gutter trash. look at his background and his sons life.

        Wednesday, 3 January 2018, 12:10 am
  • The people were nice enough to lease you the equipment.Dont be a scumbag pay them.Now you have all these unnecessary feloneies fines court cost jail time.Plus you lose the shi% anyway grow up or go back north……..

    Tuesday, 2 January 2018, 1:54 pm
    • so sick of you southerners blaming everything on Northeners you people would have nothing here if it was’nt for us, SO I

      Tuesday, 2 January 2018, 2:22 pm
      • Anyone who “thinks” in such a manner won’t ever have a competing thought. They already know everything there is to know.

        Tuesday, 2 January 2018, 3:59 pm
      • Kim you’re right we wouldn’t have all the scum from up North here if it wasn’t for you

        Tuesday, 2 January 2018, 4:10 pm
      • Kim. Why don’t you take your Yankee back up north!! You move down here and throw your trash were ever hell you want,this isn’t Ny or Nj!!

        Don’t like us get the out!! You piece of

        Tuesday, 2 January 2018, 5:30 pm
        • I dont like you and I dont throw trash where ever i want you idiot Im a law abiding citzen who works and pays taxes so go back in the woods and drink your self to death hill billy

          Tuesday, 2 January 2018, 9:27 pm
          • Obviously you don’t like the south or the people so why are you here ? I am originally from nj and I like be it here. The people , the ones you call hillbilly, are polite and caring. Every thing is slower here and the history and culture is rich. We , us Yankees, destroyed the south during the civil war, and with all the riff raff moving into Springhill from up north , we are destroying a beautiful part of our country again. I apologize for this rude woman

            Wednesday, 3 January 2018, 8:25 am
      • Before you we had a nice little town! Now we’re stuck with an infestation of northerners.

        Tuesday, 2 January 2018, 5:53 pm
        • Spring Hill was scrub land until they started selling lots to northerners

          Tuesday, 2 January 2018, 9:35 pm
        • this town has always relied on the income from
          snowbirds. since the mid century at least. seems like you only just realized?

          Wednesday, 3 January 2018, 12:11 am
      • Kim please enlighten me on what it is specifically you feel we wouldn’t have if it wasnt for you northernors

        Tuesday, 2 January 2018, 6:36 pm
        • Ass hole who do you think supports your business here..timber pines full of northerners and wealthy..silver thorn full of wealthy northerners..former police..judges..lawyers..doctors..not all northerners are trash..just like all locals dont live in one bedroom war time shanties and trailer parks. At least northerners gave you locals someone else to rob

          Tuesday, 2 January 2018, 10:50 pm
        • freedom for slaves

          Wednesday, 3 January 2018, 12:11 am
        • Road rage for starters. Them damn yankees are real hot heads who would rather point a gun at you than ride behind you. They think they own the damn road, and they create heavy traffic flow, and massive traffic jams. :/
          Not to mention they are rude, crude, and very socially unacceptable here in the south. Shall I keep goin??

          Wednesday, 3 January 2018, 1:06 am
    • Where does it say he came from up north or are you prejudiced and ignorant ?

      Tuesday, 2 January 2018, 6:09 pm
      • Both Bob. Both

        Tuesday, 2 January 2018, 9:36 pm
  • sounds like B.S. TO ME.

    Tuesday, 2 January 2018, 1:43 pm

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