66.3 F
The Villages
Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Villager living in $1 million home arrested in multiple shoplifting incidents

Paul Heath
Paul Heath

A Villager living in a $1 million home has been arrested in multiple shoplifting incidents at Publix.

Paul Heath, 66, who lives at 3638 Enterprise Drive, is facing multiple charges of misdemeanor theft following his arrest Monday by Sumter County sheriff’s deputies.

Arrest reports indicate that the Birmingham, England native made multiple trips to the Publix grocery store at Colony Plaza. He was caught on surveillance selecting merchandise and then walking to another section of the store where he would conceal the merchandise in a bag or by some other means. He would leave the store without paying for the items. His actions were captured on video surveillance.

A store employee eventually got a photograph of the license plate of the vehicle which Heath had been driving. A deputy ran the license plate and located Heath’s driver’s license photo. His photo matched the person in the surveillance.

Heath’s address is located in the expensive Hyde Park section of the Village of Charlotte. The home was purchased in 2021 for $1.15 million by a woman with a Pacific Grove, Calif. mailing address.

Heath is facing multiple charges of theft. He was booked at the Sumter County Detention Center on $3,000 bond.

They are draining off our Social Security increases

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Chatham resident is worried that the increase seen by seniors in Social Security was quickly taken by increases in gas, electric, water and amenities.

Where are we supposed to park?

A Village of DeSoto resident is getting his driveway finished and is worried about parking in the street after reading about a Wildwood ordinance. Read his Letter to the Editor.

Are you satisfied with the Bumbler in Chief?

A Village of Summerhill resident, in a Letter to the Editor, responds to a Villager who said she couldn’t vote vote for either Donald Trump or Gov. Ron DeSantis.

We pay a lot of money so why are the golf courses in such poor shape?

A Villager wonders why the golf courses are in such poor shape considering all the money residents pay for their upkeep. Read his Letter to the Editor.

Bonuses and bailout in SVB ‘robbery’

A Village of Caroline resident, in a Letter to the Editor, sees a Leesburg bank robbery will be arraigned in court, but will the Silicon Valley Bank officials walk away scot-free after collecting bonuses shortly before the bank’s failure?