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Strip club dancer accused of stealing $1,300 from customer

LARGO, Fla. (WFLA) - A gentlemen's club dancer in Pinellas County is accused of stealing more than a thousand dollars from a customer.

Pinellas County deputies arrested 26-year-old Lidia Leon-Batueca Maria on Saturday night on a grand theft charge. The arrest followed an incident at the Atlantis Gentlemen's Club on 66th Street North in Largo, where deputies say Maria is a dancer.

According to an arrest report, Maria took 65 twenty dollar bills, worth a total of $1,300, from a customer's wallet while giving him a private dance. Deputies say she tried to leave the club after, but was stopped by security.

The sheriff's office says Maria later admitted to stealing the money. She was booked into the Pinellas County Jail and was released Sunday afternoon on her own recognizance. 


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