Man guilty in theft scheme
A Washington County man and woman appeared in Washington County District Court last Thursday on credit card theft charges in connection with $5,800 charged on a stolen Sheetz credit card.
John Fitzgerald Arvin Sr. of 13 E. Green St. in Funkstown, and Gina Faye Swartz, of 673 Highland Way in Hagerstown, were charged with 20 counts each of theft of less than $300 and use of another person's credit card, and one count each of theft scheme more than $300 and credit card theft.
Arvin pleaded guilty to one count of felony theft scheme and the remaining charges were dropped, said Assistant Washington County State's Attorney Michelle Flores. A presentence report was requested.
Conviction on a felony theft scheme charge is punishable by up to 15 years in jail.
Arvin also pleaded guilty to unauthorized use of a 1987 Saab belonging to the owner of the stolen credit card, Flores said.