A Polk County second-grade teacher was among four people arrested for burglary after pawning a set of stolen golf clubs Tuesday, deputies said.
According to the sheriff's office, Amy Alvarado drove her boyfriend to the area of Troon Court SE in Winter Haven. The boyfriend, identified by deputies as Brian Fideau got out of the front passenger seat, ran into an open garage, and stole a golf bag filled with clubs valued at over $2,500.
After taking the clubs, deputies say, Fideau put them into the car and Amy drove away. Amy's adult son Gerson and a friend of his were also in the car at the time, deputies said.
A neighbor witnessed the crime and was able to provide enough of a description that deputies tracked down the tan Cadillac later that day. Alvarado and Fideau were both in the car and taken into custody for questioning.
Alvarado allegedly told deputies that after stealing the clubs, they went to several pawn shops in an attempt to sell them, and eventually went to Play It Again Sports in Winter Haven. She said she sold the stolen clubs for $180.00, signing a form stating that she was the owner of the property.
Fideau, 30, denied involvement but both he and Alvarado were arrested on a variety of charges, including burglary and grand theft.
Alvarado's son, 22-year-old Gerson Alvarado was arrested and charged with violation of probation, along with possession of marijuana. His friend, Marlon Arrindell, was also charged.
Amy Alvarado, 42, told deputies she is a second grade teacher at Eastside Elementary School in Haines City, which was confirmed by the Polk County School Board. She was arrested in July for failure to appear in court after being charged with driving without a license.
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