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Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Wallet stolen from pool’s changing room, suspects buy booze, cigarettes

A couple has been arrested after they were connected to the theft of a pair of shorts from the men’s changing room at the swimming pool at Colony Cottage Recreation Center.

The shorts were taken Dec. 4 and contained a Villager’s wallet which held $100 cash, his Florida driver’s license, an Outback Steakhouse gift card, his Villages ID card, and three credit cards.

The credit cards were later used at three local businesses – the nearby Walgreens, Publix and Shell gas station, all on Colony Boulevard.

Items purchased included Vodka, beer, cigarettes, razors and prepaid credit cards.

Brian Mark Krajewski
Brian Mark Krajewski
Kelly Ann Hendrix
Kelly Ann Hendrix

Video surveillance and other clues led Sumter County Sheriff’s Office detectives to 40-year-old Brian Mark Krajewski and 51-year-old Kelly Lynn Hendrix. They were arrested on Tuesday on charges including larceny and fraud.

Both told detectives they had stopped by Colony Cottage Recreation Center to use the restroom.

Hendrix was out on bond at the time the shorts were stolen.  She had been accused of stealing from a 79-year-old Villager. Hendrix was booked at the Sumter County Detention Center on $20,000 bond.

Krajewski has prior theft convictions in Lake and Osceola counties. He posted $6,000 bond and has been released.

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