Trio stole to feed heroin habits
PENNSDALE – To support their heroin addiction, Chad Curtis Little and his girlfriend, Christa May Gardner, stole and cashed several checks from Little’s father between early March and last month, Muncy Township Police Chief Christopher McKibben alleged in an affidavit.
Little, who lives with his father, Curtis, at 318 Mount Equity Road, and Gardner, 19, of 1328 Beaver Lake Road, near Hughesville, not only cashed nine of the man’s checks, but also stole his credit card, McKibben said.
Little is charged with stealing an estimated $4,600 worth of jewelry belonging to Barbara Gruver, his father’s girlfriend, who also lives at the Mount Equity property, McKibben said.
Chad Little, Gardner and his sister, Destiny Elaine Little, 21, also of Mount Equity Road are alleged to have attempted to sell a stolen handgun to Gander Mountain at the Lycoming Mall on April 13, McKibben said.
“It was all an effort to get money to buy heroin,” McKibben added.
Chad Little, already in the Lycoming County Prison on other offenses, has been charged with nine counts of forgery, one felony count each of theft and receiving stolen property, four counts of access device fraud, conspiracy and carrying a firearm without a license.
Following his arraignment Wednesday before District Judge Jon E. Kemp, he was recommitted in lieu of additional $100,000 bail.
Gardner was arraigned before Kemp on nine counts each of theft and receiving stolen property, three counts of access device fraud, conspiracy, carrying a firearm without a license, and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was released on $50,000 bail.
Destiny Little, also incarcerated on other charges, was arraigned on charges of carrying a firearm without a license, access device fraud, theft, receiving stolen property and conspiracy. She was recommitted in lieu of $90,000 bail.
A fourth person who had a very minor role in the case was Garrett F. Moser, 21, of 408 E. Water St., Hughesville,. He has been charged with one count of conspiracy to access device fraud.
Already jailed on another matter, he was recommitted in lieu of an additional $40,000 bail following his arraignment Wednesday.