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Former Coopersburg Resident Arrested for Alleged Lap Dance Fraud

Robert L. Tostevin Jr., 54, formerly of Coopersburg, allegedly tricked his credit card company into refunding his card about $7,400 -- money he claimed wasn't spent on private, exotic dances.

A Lehigh County man who spent big bucks at Tattletales Gentleman’s Club in Bath tricked his credit card company into refunding his card about $7,400, according to police.

Robert L. Tostevin Jr., 54, of Allentown, but formerly of Coopersburg, was arraigned by District Judge John Capobianco and charged with theft of services - acquisition of services -- a third-degree felony. He is free on $5,000 unsecured bail.

Colonial Regional Police say Tostevin used his credit card on July 16 and 17 to purchase $7,400 worth of private, exotic dances. 

Tostevin later filed a report with his credit card company, stating he made one purchase, which totaled $100. All of the other purchases, Tostevin allegedly said, were fraudulent.

The money was refunded to his credit card. 

Tattletales management and employees, however, called Tostevin's bluff. According to police, the club said the purchases were made by Tostevin and were not fraudulent.

Len Pellegrino January 18, 2013 at 02:41 PM
Thanks for sharing this inspiring, in depth story - you have been such a wealth of useful news and information to our community - i can't wait to share this with my kids and I am sure Tattletales appreciates the free publicity. Keep up the good work Patch!
Elizabeth Rich (Editor) January 18, 2013 at 02:49 PM
HI @Len, Thanks for writing in! It always makes me feel like I've created a great community space when people are able to share their opinions freely. I completely understand your objection, and I thought I'd share a link to a great story I wrote last year about the police and public works saving a family of ducklings to share with your kids. Thanks again for reading Upper Saucon Patch! http://uppersaucon.patch.com/articles/coopersburg-police-public-works-save-ducklings-from-storm-drain
Chandler January 18, 2013 at 02:58 PM
$7400 in two days?? He should be using his credit card for counseling services in the future.
Andrew January 18, 2013 at 04:10 PM
He had to have been getting more than lap dancea
Andrew January 18, 2013 at 04:10 PM
Dances
Rich Piotrowski January 18, 2013 at 11:39 PM
Chandler, I was thinking the same thing. I know anything like a lap dance isn't gonna be cheap, but come on, what did he do, have someone do it non-stop for 10 hours a day? Even then that would be over $350 an hour. Something just isn't right about this story.
t es January 22, 2013 at 04:18 PM
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