Daytona AA Member Larry Tuttle arrested
Man took cruise on blind Holly Hill friend’s credit card, police say
Published: Friday, September 26, 2014
A South Daytona man is facing criminal charges after an investigation revealed he’d financially taken advantage of a blind Holly Hill man he met in Alcoholics Anonymous, police said. Sunrise Park Holly Hill AA and NA Meetings
Larry Tuttle, 59, was arrested Wednesday and charged with fraudulent use of personal identification information amounting to $5,000 or more, fraudulent use of a credit card more than $100 and grand theft, records show. Criminals in Daytona AA Meetings.
Tuttle spent nearly $10,000, which included a cruise to Mexico, at the expense of Jason Derrico by opening three credit cards in Derrico’s name, Holly Hill police said.
Police were alerted to the possible fraud in July, and when they met with Tuttle Aug. 25 he claimed he’d been given permission to apply for the three credit cards in Derrico’s name, according to the affidavit.
The two men met at an AA meeting in 2013 and Tuttle, who claimed he’d been sober 30 years, told Derrico, 36, he wanted to be his sponsor, according to a charging affidavit.
Derrico said he initially enjoyed Tuttle’s company, but he began to grow uncomfortable when Tuttle wanted Derrico to pull away from his blindness support group and made inquiries about Derrico’s finances, according to the affidavit. Derrico told police Tuttle would sometimes yell at him if he did not disclose certain information.
About a year ago, Tuttle told Derrico his trailer had burned down, so Derrico allowed Tuttle to stay the night, during which Tuttle went through Derrico’s financial paperwork and said he could take better care of those matters, according to the affidavit. Derrico told police the two of them would make trips around the county, and once to Fort Lauderdale, where Tuttle would buy gas and make other purchases with what Derrico thought was Tuttle’s own money.
Derrico said he did remember Tuttle asking him to make several purchases, which made Derrico feel like he was being taken advantage of, so he cut contact with Tuttle in January, according to the affidavit. In July, Derrico began getting calls from a financial institution about owing money on a credit card that listed Tuttle as an authorized user.
Derrico closed the accounts, which Tuttle tried to reopen, according to the affidavit. Police said Tuttle made some payments on the accounts to keep them open as long as possible.
Tuttle was being held Friday at the Volusia County Branch Jail on $22,500 bail.
What a miscarriage of justice in the sentencing of Daytona Beach AA Member Mark Criswell ! The victim’s attorney was not even there during the sentencing. It seems Judge Joseph Will was impressed with the fact that Criswell had went to Vince Carter Sanctuary, which is based on the 12 step model. Continue reading
Here we have a man James E.Walker, convicted sexual offender raped a minor again in Centennial Park back in 2007. James Walker is now a convicted sex predator after the rape of this boy. Holly Hill allows sexual offenders in their parks. Mark Barker of the Police Department stating that sex crimes in Holly Hill Parks are common. They had made 9 arrests already that year. Fast forward November 2011 and Holly Hill is having a sex crime sting in Ross Point. Four years later and the City of Holly Hill has not stopped allowing sexual offenders in our parks?
What is wrong with this picture? Daytona Beach has strict sexual offender/predator laws and do not allow drug rehab businesses like AA to set up shop in their parks.Why is the City of Holly Hill so laid back about protecting the citizens and allowing pedophiles and sex predators in our parks?
Sentinel Staff Writer
November 10, 2007
A registered sex offender is back in jail after Holly Hill police charged him with sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy in a park restroom Friday.
Police said the boy missed the bus and was walking to Mainland High School in nearby Daytona Beach when he stopped at Centennial Park about 8 a.m. to use the bathroom.
The boy had just sat down in a stall when police said James E. Walker, 38, of Holly Hill, slid underneath.
Walker pinned the youth to the wall, performed a sex act on him and then fled, said Cmdr. Mark Barker of the Holly Hill Police Department.
The boy, who was otherwise uninjured, alerted a groundskeeper at the lakefront park on 10th Street. Authorities said a police officer found Walker in the parking lot of his apartment complex about a half-mile away.
Parks in Holly Hill are not off-limits to sex offenders, only sexual predators, who have committed more violent crimes and can’t live near parks.
Walker got out of prison in April after serving less than half of a 15-year sentence for lewd and lascivious assault on a child under age 16, according to the Florida Department of Corrections.
In 1996, he was among the Volusia County men who were the focus of a six-month Orlando Sentinel investigation of pedophiles in the Daytona area.
Walker was able to leave prison early in part because the laws in effect at the time of his offense allowed him to earn considerably more time off his sentence for good behavior, said Jo Ellyn Rackleff, a spokeswoman for the Florida Department of Corrections.
Today, prisoners cannot work off more than 15 percent of their jail time, she said.
Walker also has been arrested on drug charges in Bay County, in Florida’s Panhandle.
Barker said sex crimes in parks aren’t unusual. Police made nine arrests this year.
Walker is being held without bail at the Volusia County Branch Jail on charges of lewd and lascivious molestation of a child under 16, exposure of sexual organs, false imprisonment, simple battery and resisting arrest with violence.
Another article about it-
Sex Offender Accused Of Assaulting Boy In Bathroom
HOLLY HILL, Fla. — November 10th 2007
“Mr. Walker represents truly the worst of the worst,” said Mark Barker, Holly Hill Police Department.
Police collected evidence from the scene Friday where they say the registered sex offender attacked a 15-year-old boy. The teen was on his way to school, stopped to use the bathroom and investigators said Walker climbed up underneath the door of the stall. Once in the stall, police said, Walker struggled with the boy and held him against the wall while he touched himself.
After the attack, the boy found a park employee who called police.
“I can’t begin to tell you the level of frustration that I and my officers feel on the heels of this incident,” Barker said.
Police immediately spread out to look for the suspect and a sergeant noticed Walker at a nearby intersection. As soon as he stopped to try to talk to Walker, he ran. The officer tried to stop him with a taser, but missed the shot. He ended up catching Walker in the back parking lot of the apartment building where Walker lived.
Only out of prison for seven months, Walker faces five charges now that could put him back behind bars.
“I was never in no bathroom,” Walker insisted.
The news is already spurring calls for a change in Holly Hill. The mayor told Eyewitness News he will suggest changing all public bathrooms to single rooms with locking doors to prevent similar incidents.
POLICE CITE MEN IN HOLLY HILL BATHROOM SEX STING
This has been going on in Holly Hill Parks for years,including Sunrise Park that is still listed online as a place for men to hook-up.
They even mention the bathrooms at Sunrise Park.Holly Hill PD need to do more to stop this.
This woman met ‘Lonnie’ at a Florida AA meeting and was robbed. Because of AA’s secretiveness-last name is unknown. This is why you don’t need Daytona AA or Daytona NA meetings in our parks. No one is held accountable.They hide behind being Anonymous. Florida NA and AA have been known to not co-operate with police when a crime has happened to protect their members.
Man Robs Woman He Met At Aa Meeting, Police Say
ORMOND BEACH — Police are searching for a middle-aged white man who robbed an Ormond Beach woman after meeting her at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, authorities said.
The 57-year-old woman met the man at an AA meeting three weeks ago and let him move into her home on Woodland Avenue in Ormond Beach for about a week, police said.
The man assaulted the woman last Thursday, tied her up and stole her television, VCR, jewelry and 1976 Plymouth Valiant, a brown four-door with license number KGK-42Z, police said.
The man, whose first name is Lonnie, was described as 48 or 49 years old, 5-feet-10 and 165 pounds with short brown hair.
Anyone with information about the man is asked to call Detective John Bayne at (904) 676-3519.
- FLEE/ATT ELUDE W/LIGHTS SIREN ACTIVE
- DRIVING W/LICENSE CANCELED SUSPENDED/REVOKED
- OBSTRUCT OFFICER WITHOUT VIOLENCE
- POSS/USE/ALT/ TO USE PERSONAL ID TO MISREPRESENT (FTA)