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Man found with $10,000, IRS envelopes belonging to others, deputies report
An Immokalee man is accused of possessing more than $10,000 in cash and several IRS envelopes belonging to other people.
Pablo Patistan, 28, of the 400 block of Taylor Street, Immokalee, was arrested Saturday by Collier County sheriff’s deputies in the 1400 block of Heritage Boulevard.
According to an arrest report, deputies conducted a traffic stop with Patistan on suspicion of his headlight not working. During the stop, deputies said Patistan gave them the false name of Jose Diaz Hernandez.
While deputies were running his name in records, Patistan drove away but eventually stopped before entering a parking lot, according to reports.
Deputies said they then ordered Patistan to get out of his car, which he complied with after several commands. He was told to place his hands on the car but would not obey the deputy’s commands, which resulted in a scuffle between Patistan and the deputy, according to reports.
Once backup arrived, they restrained and handcuffed Patistan, deputies said.
According to reports, deputies then found $10,900 inside Patistan’s front pants pocket, which he said he was going to use to pay his workers in LaBelle. Deputies said a search of the vehicle revealed more than 30 envelopes from the Internal Revenue Service, all with the same address but different names on them. They also said they found a U.S. Treasury check payable to someone other than Patisan in the vehicle.
Due to the amount of names and birth dates present on the forms and envelopes, deputies contacted the agency economic crimes unit in belief of a possible identity fraud case, according to reports.
Patistan then admitted to deputies that he had been deported 11 months ago. Deputies’ reports did not specify what country Patistan was deported from.
He faces felony charges of providing false information to deputies, resisting officers with violence, fleeing and eluding law enforcement, and a misdemeanor charge of no valid driver’s license.
Deputies: Woman assaults boyfriend because he won't marry her
An East Naples woman is accused of choking her boyfriend after he refused to marry her so she wouldn’t be deported.
Nikoleta Karoly, 24, of the 2400 block of River Reach Drive, was arrested Saturday by Collier County sheriff’s deputies at home.
According to an arrest report, Karoly’s immigration visa expired last week and she was trying to get her boyfriend of two months to marry her so that she can get a new visa. Reports did not list Karoly’s country of origin.
Her boyfriend told deputies he was hesitant to marry her because she had become increasingly violent toward him. He also told deputies that three weeks ago they were arguing over the visa and it resulted in her punching him, according to reports.
Deputies said Saturday, when Karoly’s boyfriend refused to marry her, she became violent and attempted to choke and scratch him. Karoly’s boyfriend also told deputies she had slapped him so hard that it caused his ear to ring to the point he thought he was going deaf.
According to reports, Karoly had recently started threatening her boyfriend that she would stab him with a kitchen knife if he did not marry her.
When deputies asked Karoly about it, she told them that she had hit and scratched her boyfriend while they were making love because it makes it better.
Karoly was arrested on a charge of domestic violence.
Domestic violence arrests
Kelly Kurtz, 50, of the 9400 block of Marino Circle, East Naples, was arrested Saturday by Collier deputies at home. She is accused of slapping her girlfriend.
Jose Jimenez, 32, of the 700 block of Golden Gate Boulevard, Golden Gate Estates, was arrested Saturday by Collier deputies at home. He is accused of punching the mother of his child in the head.