Charlotte County sheriff arrests two for theft of more than $20K

A woman’s goodwill was taken advantage of by a couple of drifters. She lost thousands of dollars in jewelry to a homeless man and woman she let stay in her home.

Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office arrested David Lee Harmon, 55, and Samantha Labbe, 28 on drug charges and grand theft charges among others after they victimized a 72-year-old Port Charlotte woman.

On Friday, the sheriff’s office arrested Harmon in Port Charlotte. He faces charges for Grand Theft Of More Than $20K and Dealing Traffic Stolen Property among other charges. Harmon is a convicted felon and registered sex offender.

On Friday, the sheriff’s office arrested Labbe in Port Charlotte. She faces charges for Possession Of A Controlled Substance Without A Prescription among other charges. The sheriff’s office said Labbe also has an extensive criminal history.

The victim met Harmon in New Hampshire when he was doing some work for her brother. Eventually Harmon showed up at the victim’s home in Port Charlotte and began to live there. Months later, Labbe moved in too.

According to arrest reports, Harmon and Labbe ended up stealing more than $50,000 worth of the victim’s jewelry, guns and property. Harmon also told deputies he manipulated the victim into buying cars for him. Labbe and Harmon also pawned the victim’s personal property to buy drugs.

Reporter:Gina Tomlinson
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