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Former club treasurer waives theft charges

The former treasurer of the Middletown Youth Club who is charged with stealing more than $10,400 from the club will answer for those charges in Dauphin County Court.

 

Elizabeth Hicks, 31, of Aspen Street, Middletown, waived a preliminary hearing before District Judge David Judy on Wednesday, Nov. 5. As a result, Judy forwarded to county court all three felony charges that Middletown police filed against Hicks on Oct. 23.

 

Hicks is charged with theft by unlawful taking, theft by failure to make required disposition of funds and unauthorized use of an access device, according to court documents. She is scheduled to be arraigned in county court on Dec. 22.

 

Hicks was charged following an investigation by Middletown police that took more than two months. Police said the investigation into Hicks’ activities as treasurer of the youth club from 2013 on is continuing and could go on for several more months.

 

According to court documents filed by Middletown police, Hicks allegedly took $10,428.08 from the club in seven different transactions involving ATM withdrawals and checks that she allegedly wrote on the club account. However, elsewhere in the criminal complaint police allege that Hicks stole at least $12,000 from the club.

 

Police allege in the court documents that Hicks stole the money from the club to cover up money she was embezzling from a convenience store in Highspire where she worked as a manager.

 

The investigation began after the owner of the convenience store contacted the president of the youth club and asked why his store had received so many checks from the youth club account, according to police.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 November 2014 21:55

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Lower Swatara Twp. Police News - 11/5/14

 

Following is a compilation of reports from the Lower Swatara Twp. Police Department. Please be aware all those charged/cited 

are presumed innocent unless 

proven otherwise in a court of law.

 

Theft charges

 

Barry A. Bailey, 18, of the 900 block of Cumbler St., Steelton, was charged with theft and access device fraud, police report.

The charges stem from an investigation of allegations by a resident of Georgetown Road. that someone stole and used a relative’s credit card without permission, police said.

Transactions totaling $535.48 were made on the credit card for food and purchases through Amazon, and cash withdrawals were made from an area ATM machine, police said. The transactions were made between Aug. 8 and 29, police said.

Susquehanna Twp. police had issued a warrant for Bailey’s arrest, Lower Swatara police said.

 

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 November 2014 21:51

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News From District Judge Michael J. Smith - 11/5/14

 

Following is a compilation of action in cases filed before 

District Magistrate Michael J. Smith. Please be aware all those charged/cited 

are presumed innocent unless proven otherwise in a court of law.

 

Held for court

 

Charges of DUI, careless driving, involvement in an accident involving damage, failure to give information and render aid, passing improperly and following too closely were held for action in Dauphin County Court against William W. Haymaker, 49, of the 2000 block of Boas St., Harrisburg. Haymaker was arrested on March 8.

 

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 November 2014 21:41

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Youths warned after jumping in front of train

 

Two youths were warned by Middletown police after they allegedly jumped across railroad tracks in front of an oncoming M&H Railroad train in the 700 block of E. Main St. on Sunday, Oct. 19, police said.

 

The train’s conductor called police about the incident, police said.

Officers found the youths and spoke to them and their parents about the dangers – and legality – of their actions, police said.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 October 2014 20:49

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Lower Swatara Twp. Police News 10/22/14

 

Following is a compilation of reports from the Lower Swatara Twp. Police Department. 

Please be aware all those charged/cited are presumed innocent unless proven otherwise in a court of law.

 

DUI charge

Kendra M. Shay, 19, of the 1000 block of Summerwood Dr., Harrisburg, was charged with DUI, DUI-controlled substance, disorderly conduct, underage drinking, restrictions on alcoholic beverages and minor with alcohol operating a vehicle, police report.

The charges were filed after a 2005 Kia Spectra that Shay was driving was stopped in the 800 block of S. Eisenhower Boulevard at 3:04 a.m. on Sept. 12 for a faulty headlight, police said.

Police said they smelled an odor of an intoxicating beverage and burnt marijuana in the vehicle. There was an open bottle of alcohol in the vehicle and a substance found in the car that was tested and shown to be marijuana, police said.

Shay was taken to the Dauphin County Judicial Center, where blood was drawn to determine the possible presence of intoxicants. Results of the tests were not reported.

A preliminary hearing is set for Nov. 19 before District Judge Michael Smith.

 

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 20:07

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