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Sep 12, 2013 7:34 PM

Restaurant Owners Given Probation for Theft

CORPUS CHRISTI - The former owners of Two Georges Seafood were given ten years probation for stealing $200,000 from customers. The plea agreements in Judge Bobby Galvan's court call for Michelle and Jim Ovecka to pay back $102,195 of the money stolen using credit card transactions.

The couple was arrested in February by U.S. Marshals who tracked them down to a mobile home park in Tucson, Arizona. Customers started complaining about unusual charges in late 2011.

The restaurant had closed and the owners were nowhere to be found. But police were able to locate the Two Georges van parked at the Corpus Christi International Airport.

When the Ovecka's appeared in court earlier this year, they claimed they never intended to run from the law, saying they just moved to Arizona before a grand jury indicted them on theft charges. The indictments came down more than a year after the restaurant closed.

The original owner of the restaurant has since reopened under a new name.


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