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Anclote High teacher suspended after arrest


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An Anclote High School teacher is on paid suspension after his arrest last week for using a credit card found in a woman’s wallet, according to the Pasco Sheriff’s Office.

Mark Elliot Rubin, 38, 8644 Torchwood Drive in Trinity, was arrested Aug. 14 and charged with fraudulent use of a credit card eight days after the incident took place.

Pasco County school district spokeswoman Linda Cobbe confirmed Rubin has been placed on paid leave.

On Aug. 6 about 6 p.m., Rubin was inside Starbucks, 3244 Little Road, when he found a woman’s wallet, according to an arrest report. Rubin went to the nearby Target and purchased a television, GPS system and extended warranties on both items for $800, deputies said.

The transaction was filmed on Target’s surveillance video, the arrest report said.

That same video was shown to Starbucks employees and they identified Rubin, according to deputies.

He was arrested on Aug. 14 at the same Starbucks. During the arrest, Rubin told the deputy he wanted to write a letter of apology to the victim.

Rubin was released the following day after posting a $2,000 bond.

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