Villager claims stolen golf cart was actually part of real estate purchase

A Villager has been arrested on a warrant charging her with grand theft of an automobile after a Villager spotted his golf cart which had been stolen last year.

The golf cart had been stolen Sept. 22 when he was working out at MVP at Spanish Springs Town Square.

On May 16, the Villager was traveling on Paradise Drive on the Historic Side of The Villages and noticed his golf cart parked at the side of the road. He verified it was his golf cart by some distinct markings. He began to drive it back to his house as his wife called police. As he was beginning to pull away, a woman riding in a taxi yelled at him that the golf cat belonged to her boyfriend. The taxi company was contacted and provided the first name of the woman and the address where she had been picked up.

Susan Cervo
Susan Cervo

Lady Lake police went to the address provided by the cab company. At 1607 W. Schwartz Blvd. they met a man who said the golf cart in question belonged to his girlfriend, 62-year-old Susan Marie Cervo. He said he was unaware it had been stolen and that Cervo had it when he met her three months ago.

Cervo told police the golf cart was at the 1607 W. Schwartz Blvd. home she purchased on Sept. 14. She claimed it was part of the real estate transaction.

She was booked Thursday at the Lake County Jail and released after posting $2,000 bond.

Last week she also was sentenced in Lake County Court in a separate case. She pleaded no contest to a charge of disorderly intoxication. She was ordered to pay $338 in court costs. You can read about the arrest HERE

She also has a case pending in Sumter County Court in which she allegedly kicked a deputy in the groin. You can read about that arrest HERE