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North Fort Myers man arrested for golf cart theft

Posted at 5:53 PM, Mar 07, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-08 05:36:17-05

FORT MYERS, Fla. — A North Fort Myers man, identified as Samuel Retherford, has been arrested for grand theft of golf carts and trying to sell the stolen carts, according to the Lee County Sheriff's Office.

Communities along North Cleveland Avenue have been reportedly experiencing golf cart thefts since January.

The North District Criminal Investigators reported that they had Retherford as a suspect after detectives came across information that he had traded a stolen golf cart at a business in Brooksville.

Shortly after, a $5,000 golf cart was reported stolen from the Horizon Village in North Fort Myers. It was later found at the intersection of Lakeville Boulevard and North Cleveland Avenue. It was reportedly tethered to another stolen golf cart that were both listed for sale.

The sale sign had a phone number that traced back to Retherford.

Deputies met with him under the pretenses of buying the golf cart and took him into custody.