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Tuesday, Mar 31, 2015

Man found with stolen car gives false name to deputies

Hernando Today staff report

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SPRING HILL - A New Port Richey man was arrested Monday after being found with a stolen vehicle and giving a false name to deputies.

Deputies responded to a suspicious vehicle in the 3400 block of Landover Boulevard, and found Timothy Cathcart sitting in the driver's seat of a silver Mazda with a North Carolina license plate.

Law enforcement then learned the car had been reported stolen out of Pasco County.

Cathcart, 27, told deputies his name was "Michael Cathcart" and signed a statement with the fictitious name.

After officers found his ID card, Cathcart said he used the fake name because he did not have a valid driver's license.

Cathcart was booked on charges of grand theft of a motor vehicle and obstructing a criminal investigation, and is being held on $2,500 bond.

Pasco sheriff records show Cathcart has been arrested in the past on charges of grand theft, felony petit theft, retail theft, dealing in stolen property, possession of a controlled substance, invalid driver's license, violation of felony probation and failure to appear.

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