Deputies arrest Charlotte County couple for Tractor Supply company grand theft case
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.--- A Charlotte County Sheriff's deputy detained a Port Charlotte couple Friday for stealing from Dollar General.
The unidentified couple was observed on surveillance video stealing an $830 plasma welder from Tractor Supply on Kings Highway. Arrested were 34 year old Jeffrey Scott Sabatinelli and 31 year old Christen Dial, both of Port Charlotte.
The couple was observed by a witness Friday stealing items from Dollar General on Tamiami Trail.
They left the store in a VW Jetta with stolen merchandise and were followed by the witness who got the license plate number. The couple drove to Town Center Mall where they were detained by a deputy.
The Dollar General merchandise was recovered and the couple was taken in for further questioning.
The couple admitted to stealing the welder from Tractor Supply. Sabatinelli and Dial went into the store with their small child as seen on surveillance video.
Sabatinelli was charged with Grand Theft and remains in the Charlotte County Jail on $2,500 bond. Dial also remains in jail on no bond; she was also charged with Grand Theft. Dial was also on probation and was additionally charged with Violation of Probation. Charges are pending for the Dollar General theft and detectives continue their investigation into other retail theft cases in the Port Charlotte area.