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Port Richey man charged with pawning mother’s jewelry


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A man living in his mother’s Port Richey home was arrested Tuesday after he pawned more than $3,000 worth of her jewelry in March and April, according to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office.

Joseph Frank Everhart, 49, was arrested Tuesday night at his 71-year-old mother’s Fairfax Drive home and charged with nine counts of dealing in stolen property.

Everhart lived with his mother for one month, following a stint in a drug rehabilitation facility, deputies said. It was during that time, between March 13 and April 6, that Everhart sold $3,500 worth of jewelry and an iPod Touch to three different Pasco County pawn shops.

Each time, Everhart signed a contract and gave a thumb print alleging the property was not stolen and his to pawn, according to the arrest reports.

When the theft was discovered, the mother told her son to leave the house. The items were identified by the mother, while Everhart confessed, deputies said.

He remains in the Land O’ Lakes Jail with a $90,000 bond.

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