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February 03, 2009

Hagerstown man charged in fuel card scheme



A Hagerstown man is facing dozens of charges after a local business owner said a Sheetz fueling card that belonged to his business was used to obtain $2,958 worth of merchandise from various Sheetz convenience stores, according to Washington County District Court records.

Matthew Michael Zimmerman, 36, of 333 Emmert Road, is facing dozens of charges including theft - scheme, $500 plus, and theft less than $500 value, according to court records.

Zimmerman was charged Friday.

Bob Barnhart contacted Maryland State Police Trooper Jon Crawford on Oct. 20, 2008, about an internal theft at his business, court records show.

Barnhart said Sheetz fleet fueling cards are kept inside his vehicles for workers to get fuel, and one of the cards was missing from his 1989 Ford bucket truck, according to court records.

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Sheetz officials said they would provide video surveillance recordings of the thefts. Barnhart viewed the recordings and said the person making the transactions was Zimmerman, court records show.

Barnhart said Zimmerman's employment with Barnhart Electric was terminated after he was absent from work for nine days.




Man injured in Pa crash



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police said a man was injured Sunday evening when the 1998 Jeep he was driving struck two utility poles on Warm Spring Road.

Joshua Lynn Group, age and address unavailable, of Chambersburg, had serious injuries in the 6:45 p.m. crash near the Frank Road intersection. He was driving north when he lost control, crossed the southbound lane and hit one pole before striking another.

Warm Spring Road was closed for about 30 minutes, police said.

No other details were available Monday.




Chambersburg woman charged in stabbing



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A woman was charged with aggravated assault after stabbing her boyfriend in the hand with a pair of scissors Monday morning, according to the Chambersburg Police Department.

Police said Brandy R. Coover, 29, of 542 Guilford Ave. stabbed Greg J. Miller during an altercation at her home. The incident was called in at 3:26 a.m., police said.

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