PORT CHARLOTTE — Charlotte County Sheriff’s detectives arrested three people involved in stealing two televisions from Walmart, 19100 Murdock Circle, Port Charlotte. Charged with grand theft were Sue Ann Moats, 31, of the 4200 block of Worchester Drive, Punta Gorda; Anna Elizabeth Cusack, 28, of the 2200 block of Lakeshore Circle, Port Charlotte; and Eric Charles Householder, 34, of the 21100 block of Gertrude Ave., (Sunshine Villas) Port Charlotte. CCSO received a call Sept. 25 at 6:04 p.m. from Walmart security concerning a past theft. Surveillance video showed at 1:51 p.m. two women entered the store through the Garden Center, went to the electronics department, placed two televisions (32-inch and a 46-inch) in their cart, and left the store without paying. They drove off in a gray Chevrolet HHR. Security said the same vehicle matched the same description from a few other thefts at that store, which remain under investigation. Detectives obtained a license tag that came back to Householder, an associate who had worked for Walmart before being let go.
Detectives went to Householder’s apartment Thursday and observed two women in front who matched the descriptions seen in the surveillance videos. Detectives also talked to Householder and said they were investigating the thefts from Walmart. They then learned of the identity of Cusack and Moats. Cusack told detectives she did steal the two televisions. Moats said she needed to steal the televisions for money to get her water turned back on. Detectives learned that Householder took Moats and Cusack to Walmart. He stayed in the vehicle while they stole the televisions and brought them out to the car. All three were arrested and transported to the Charlotte County Jail. Moats remains in jail on no bond. Cusack is also being held on no bond. Householder posted a $2,500 bond and was released.
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