The Sarasota Sheriff's office said Waechter was charged with the criminal use of a stolen identity for allegedly buying a prepaid debit card to make campaign donations to Democrats in the name of a rival Republican.
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Veterans of the battle in Sarasota County over their popular voter-approved 8-year term limits law recall Waechter as a vocal opponent of term limits who championed a new referendum in 2011 to abolish the 8-year limits and replace them with new 12-year limits after a 12-year waiting period. The commission retreated from that plan after a public outcry.
Term limits "put the county at risk of losing a very experienced county commission," he told the Tiger Bay Club in October 2011.
"A lot of things have changed since 1998," when voters approved 8-year term limits with 68% of the vote, Waechter said.
Indeed they have.