CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The mother of a woman charged last week with stealing and using the credit card of a patient at Chambersburg Hospital now has been charged in the crime, according to borough police.
Vonnie Stopyra, 65, of 815 S. Fifth St., has been charged with forgery, access device fraud and criminal conspiracy, police said. She was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Gary Carter on Friday and jailed on $25,000 bail, police said.
Karen L. Beam, 48, of the same address, was charged on April 26, with burglary, theft, forgery, three counts of access device fraud and 11 counts of attempted access device fraud, police said.
Police allege Beam stole the wallet of a 79-year-old patient while he was asleep in his hospital room on April 21. The wallet contained two credit cards, an ATM card and $52 in cash, according to police.