Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Lisa Sikes, a visiting nurses aide, has been charged with stealing money from a patient's home.
A visiting nurses aide has been charged with stealing $408 from a desk drawer of a patient’s home on Weyhill Circle in Lower Saucon Township, according to court papers. Lisa Sikes, 46, of 1328 Pleasant View Road, Lower Saucon Township, is accused of stealing six white envelopes—each containing $68—during a visit to the patient’s home in early January, according to the arrest affidavit filed by Cpl. Christopher Leidy of the Lower Saucon Township Police Department. The envelopes were kept in the drawer to pay the cleaning lady, who has been visiting the home for seven years and “there has never been a problem or a question of her character,” the affidavit says. The affidavit also says: Sikes was charged with theft and receiving stolen …
Friday, February 22, 2013
Allentown man and woman told philanthropist Linny Fowler they needed money for a sick child, but spent her money instead on clothing, travel and gambling, DA John Morganelli says.
Marlene “Linny” Fowler was well-known in the Lehigh Valley for her generosity, giving millions of dollars away to institutions, causes and individuals she thought needed the money. But according to a Northampton County grand jury, two Allentown residents who got more than $1.2 million of the late UPS heiress’ money were taking advantage of her generous spirit. On Friday, Shawnta Equana Carmon, 32, of 27 West St., and Hassan Rahman Carmon, 34, of 848 N. 16th St., were each arraigned on four felony theft counts. Both were committed to Northampton County Prison in lieu of $250,000 bail. Shawnta Carmon took more than $1.15 million from Fowler during a four-and-a-half-year period that started in January 2008 and ended in August, according to …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Dawn Kresge, ex-borough manager of Coopersburg, was expected to plead guilty to theft charges Tuesday but the hearing was continued.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Dawn Kresge, who is accused of using Coopersburg Borough credit cards to pay for about $15,000 in personal expenses, was in Lehigh County Court briefly Tuesday but her hearing was continued until Jan. 14. Kresge resigned abruptly as borough manager in February, citing a new job opportunity. The resignation sparked an internal audit. In April, Tim Paashaus, the new borough manager and former mayor, allegedly uncovered evidence that Kresge had improperly used the borough credit cards. The audit reportedly found improper charges totaling almost $15,000 during the period of November 2010 to February 2012. Kresge was charged with access device fraud, theft and receiving stolen property. She was interviewed at the district attorney's office, …
Friday, May 11, 2012
Donald Krenitsky III is charged with impersonation after stealing three pennies, two quarters, four dimes and an old coin from a back yard on Station Avenue.
A Quakertown man was charged with false reports to law enforcement, giving false identification to law enforcement, theft and disorderly conduct after allegedly trespassing into yards with a metal detector to find coins, police say. His find? Three old pennies, two quarters, four dimes and an old coin. Donald Krenitsky III, 22, was found by Upper Saucon Police with trowel and metal detector in hand at a Station Avenue residence when officers were dispatched to the location on April 27, according to the criminal complaint. Krenitsky, digging for coins in the yard, was informed by officers that he was trespassing and stealing. He denied having identification, telling officers his name was John Kreilar, according to court records. Officers …
Monday, March 5, 2012
Yvonne Vallone, treasurer of SL Sports Association, charged with stealing
A Bethlehem woman admitted stealing around $8,000 from the Southern Lehigh Sports Association while working as treasurer, according to court records. Yvonne Vallone, 46, was the only one with access to SLSA accounts at PNC Bank. Almost $1,200 was taken from an account over three months. Robert Shaffer, SLHS Boys Basketball Coach, and Kathleen Krause, a parent working with SLSA, called Upper Saucon Police after hearing from Shirley Jimenez, assistant VP and branch manager of PNC Bank on Emmaus Avenue, reporting suspicious transactions from the association's accounts on Aug. 22, 2011, court records say. Jimenez stated transactions mirrored personal bank use and Shaffer added they were unlike payments for tournaments, referees and league fees…
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Ryan Trumbauer stole a suitcase containing around $1,500 worth of silver coins, police say.
A Coopersburg man is charged with theft after allegedly stealing around $1,500 worth of silver coins and paper money. Upper Saucon police received a report from Jim Fallon of theft at his residence on Glen Road. Fallon said that a Samsonite suitcase containing silver coins and paper money was stolen from his garage, according to police. Ryan Trumbauer, 26, was working as a handyman for Fallon, repairing his basement. Trumbauer had worked in the house along with Jordan Wenhold, Fallon told police. According to police, Wenhold found the Samsonite case while working at Fallon’s residence. “Don’t let Ryan know about this because you know he will take them,” Wenhold reportedly said to Fallon. Officers visited the Wenhold residence where …