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Texas man steals over $37K from St. Pete little league through online payment business

Posted: 3:13 PM, Nov 30, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-30 20:16:25Z

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Florida Office of Financial Regulation announced the arrest of a Texas man Friday for stealing more than $37,000 of little league participation fees. 

Daniel Ptak stole the money through his company, Jevin Inc., an online scheduling and payment service company. OFR says Ptak accepted payments from more than 250 families in Florida for the Northeast Little League team, which is based in St. Pete. However, Ptak allegedly used the money to fund his lifestyle instead. 

“Thank you to our investigators and our partners for their hard work in this case," Interim Commissioner Pamela Epting said. "I encourage all Floridians who suspect questionable financial business practices to file a complaint online at or call OFR at (850) 487-9687.”

Ptak was arrested for grand theft and allegedly acting as a money services business without a license. 

The case originated from a complaint referred to the OFR by a constituent tip from the Office of Florida Senator Jeff Brandes. The Pinellas County State Attorney’s Office is prosecuting the case.