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Hundreds charged on stolen credit card

By Staff | Jul 8, 2015

PENNSDALE – When Latoya Washington found a customer’s debit card outside Burger King at Lycoming Crossing, instead of turning it into the restaurant, she went on a shopping spree with it, Muncy Township police alleged in court papers.

Washington charged hundreds of dollars on the card, using it to pay fuel, cigarettes, shoes and other merchandise, police alleged. She even used it to pay for two gas bills, one for the amount of $271, police said.

Investigators allege that Washington tried to make two online purchases with the card, one for $4,023 and another for $1,005.

Police allege Washington used the card over a five-day period, beginning May 28 when she found it. The card was owned by Teonna Southard, police said.

Washington, formerly of the 600 block of Fourth Avenue, Williamsport, and now staying at a home in the 2700 block of Route 973 West, Cogan Station, was arraigned last week before District Judge Jon E. Kemp on 12 counts each of identity theft and access device fraud, 10 counts of theft by deception and two felony counts of attempted theft by deception.

Already on probation for simple assault and driving under the influence, Washington was committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $25,000 bail.