MANATEE — A Tampa woman has been charged with panhandling along a Bradenton roadway, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.
Sterling Danielle Schulte, 26, was arrested at 3:27 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of 14th Street West and Cortez Road in Bradenton where she was holding a sign while walking on the median, according to a news release.
A deputy saw her accept money from a vehicle and,when he pulled up beside her, according to the report, Schulte folded the sign reading: “Mother OF A 3 yr. Old Lost Job & Looking NEED HELP with Rent & Bills $130 Short.”
Schulte told the deputy friends advised her to come to Manatee County to make more money, the sheriff's office said.
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The deputy reported Schulte does not have any children.
Schulte was released Tuesday on $120 bond.