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Police log

January 08, 1998

Police log

Pa. man injured in car/train collision

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Mont Alto, Pa., man was injured when his car hit a train Tuesday afternoon on Guilford Spring Station Road, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Jamie Sterling Flohr, 18, complained of back pain after the right front of his 1986 Chevrolet Blazer struck a Conrail train, consisting of four engines, at about 2:40 p.m., police said.

Flohr apparently did not see the train, police said.

The train sustained minor damage and Flohr's truck sustained severe front-end damage, police said.

Six charged with welfare fraud

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Four Franklin County residents and one Fulton County couple were charged with welfare fraud by the Office of Inspector General.

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* Sherry L. Middlekauf, 22, of the first block of West King Street, Shippensburg, Pa., was charged with illegally receiving $1,030 in public assistance benefits by failing to report employment and wages to the Franklin County Assistance Office from Nov. 1, 1996 to Jan. 9, 1997.

* Madonna A. Weller, 20, of the 500 block of Pratt Court, Waynesboro, Pa., was charged with illegally receiving $2,237 in public assistance benefits by failing to report the receipt of cash and food stamp benefits from the state of Florida to the Franklin County Assistance Office from Nov. 1, 1996 to April 30, 1997.

* James W. Mumma, 31, of the 1000 block of Lincoln Way West, Chambersburg, Pa., was charged with illegally receiving $1,842 in public assistance benefits by failing to report his wife's employment and wages to the Franklin County Assistance Office from Oct. 31, 1996 to April 30, 1997.

* Kathleen L. Clever, 32, of the 10900 block of Shimpstown Road, Mercersburg, Pa., was charged with illegally receiving $1,462 in public assistance benefits by failing to report employment and wages to the Franklin County Assistance Office from Nov. 3, 1996 to April 30, 1997.

* Paul E. Landon, 54, and Macrina R. Landon, 41, of Warfordsburg, Pa., were charged with illegally receiving $5,446 in public assistance benefits by failing to report Macrina Landon's employment and wages to the Franklin County Assistance Office from Jan. 3, 1997 to July 31.

Those who are found guilty of welfare fraud may face a maximum of seven years in prison, fines up to $15,000, mandatory restitution to the Commonwealth and program disqualification.

Md. man facing drug charges

FREDERICK, Md. - A traffic stop for a seat belt violation proved costly for two Frederick men Tuesday evening, according to Frederick City Police.

Shannon Jay Cosley, 18, of 115 Pennsylvania Ave., was charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia, police said.

He was found to be in possession of a film canister containing approximately 50 pieces of crack, police alleged.

Cosley was being held at the Frederick County Adult Detention Center in lieu of $26,000 bond on Wednesday night, police said.

Carrol Earl Sutherland, 46, also of 115 Pennsylvania Ave., was charged with driving while suspended and not wearing a seat belt, police said. He was not jailed.

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