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March 2, 2001
W.Va. man who used grandmother's ATM card sentenced to 2 years A West Virginia man who admitted using his grandmother's ATM card to steal money from her last fall was sentenced Thursday in Washington County Circuit Court to two years in prison. Sean Robert Giffin, 19, of Falling Waters, W.Va., was given credit for time served since Jan. 23, when he returned from Florida and gave himself up, according to court records. While the balance of his sentence was suspended by Judge Frederick Wright, Giffin remained in jail on bad check charges pending in Washington County District Court, according to court records.
NEWS
January 5, 2009
Unauthorized ATM withdrawals reported in Mercersburg CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police are investigating two unauthorized withdrawals totaling $191 from an individual's ATM account, according to a news release. The money was allegedly obtained using the victim's lost ATM card, the release said. The withdrawals were made between Dec. 29 and Jan. 1 at 217 S. Fayette St., Mercersburg, Pa., state police said. St. Thomas man reports getting threatening calls CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A St. Thomas, Pa., man received phone calls from someone threatening to kill him and burn down his motel, according to a news release from Pennsylvania State Police.
NEWS
June 30, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- Police in Martinsburg are looking for a white male who stole a purse from a blue vehicle Monday in the 600 block of West Addition Street and then accessed the victim's bank account several times. The suspect is 30 to 40 years old and has tattoos on his forearms, according to a news release from the Martinsburg Police Department. He was wearing a white Mountaineer hat, khaki pants, white shoes and a blue shirt reading, "I do whatever the little voices tell me to do," according to the news release.
NEWS
December 10, 1999
Boy charged with attacking teachers CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A 12-year-old boy was charged with aggravated assault Monday after he allegedly attacked two teachers at The Learning Center in Guilford Township. Pennsylvania State Police said the youth was also charged with simple assault and harassment following the midday incident at the school. One of the teachers required medical treatment for a knee injury. Hagerstown man faces drug charges A 20-year-old man is facing drug charges after he was apprehended by Hagerstown City Police early Wednesday.
NEWS
January 17, 2013
Police are investigating the theft of a woman's purse and the use of her debit card to withdraw money from her account. The Mercersburg Police Department said in a news release someone stole the victim's purse and wallet from her 1993 Ford pickup sometime between Jan. 13 at 7 p.m. and Jan. 14 at 8:45 a.m. The victim told police she thought she had locked the truck, which was parked across from 63 Linden Ave. in the borough. Police said items stolen from the truck were valued at $816.
NEWS
January 29, 2013
MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Three people face criminal charges in connection to the theft of a purse and wallet from a woman's pickup truck Jan. 13 in the Borough of Mercersburg. Mercersburg police said the victim's ATM card was used to make three withdrawals totaling $369 after it was stolen. Police said the thieves may have obtained the PIN for the account from a piece of paper in the victim's wallet. The woman parked her truck on the west side of Linden Avenue and later noticed the items missing, police said in a news release.
NEWS
December 29, 1998
Described as a "nuisance" by a Washington County Circuit Court judge, a Hagerstown man was sentenced to six months in jail Tuesday for stealing money from a drinking buddy's girlfriend last January. Johnnie W. Biser, 24, has been in the Washington County Detention Center for 10 months for violation of probation on a prior conviction for assault and battery, according to court records. "You have shown yourself to be unworthy of probation," said Circuit Judge John H. McDowell.
NEWS
By MARLO BARNHART | July 7, 1998
A "career criminal" sentence of 25 years without parole imposed last fall on a Hagerstown man has been struck down by Maryland's Court of Special Appeals. Norman Perry Herbert will be returned to Washington County Circuit Court for resentencing in a July 1996 armed robbery in a Dual Highway motel parking lot. Unaffected by the appeals court's July 1 decision is a 20-year sentence Herbert is serving for use of a handgun in the commission of a felony, five years of which are to be served without parole.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | April 4, 2013
A Martinsburg man is accused of stealing thousands of dollars from his disabled brother in the last five years, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. Kenneth Leroy Bivens, 55, of 6 Midnoon Drive, was arraigned Thursday by Magistrate JoAnn Overington on one felony count of embezzlement, according to court documents. West Virginia State Police Cpl. J.M. Walker said he identified $126,044 in funds that were missing and/or converted by Bivens for his personal use, according to a criminal complaint filed against Bivens.
NEWS
By STACEY DANZUSO | February 28, 2002
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Pennsylvania man who said he missed his court sentencing because he was in a halfway house in Florida was handed a stiffer punishment Wednesday in Franklin County Court. Adam Safrit, of Hanover, Pa., had pleaded guilty to theft but failed to appear for his sentencing on Dec. 26, 2001. He was picked up in Florida last month and returned to Pennsylvania. He has been held in Franklin County Prison ever since, Franklin County District Attorney Jack Nelson said.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | April 4, 2013
A Martinsburg man is accused of stealing thousands of dollars from his disabled brother in the last five years, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. Kenneth Leroy Bivens, 55, of 6 Midnoon Drive, was arraigned Thursday by Magistrate JoAnn Overington on one felony count of embezzlement, according to court documents. West Virginia State Police Cpl. J.M. Walker said he identified $126,044 in funds that were missing and/or converted by Bivens for his personal use, according to a criminal complaint filed against Bivens.
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NEWS
January 29, 2013
MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Three people face criminal charges in connection to the theft of a purse and wallet from a woman's pickup truck Jan. 13 in the Borough of Mercersburg. Mercersburg police said the victim's ATM card was used to make three withdrawals totaling $369 after it was stolen. Police said the thieves may have obtained the PIN for the account from a piece of paper in the victim's wallet. The woman parked her truck on the west side of Linden Avenue and later noticed the items missing, police said in a news release.
NEWS
January 17, 2013
Police are investigating the theft of a woman's purse and the use of her debit card to withdraw money from her account. The Mercersburg Police Department said in a news release someone stole the victim's purse and wallet from her 1993 Ford pickup sometime between Jan. 13 at 7 p.m. and Jan. 14 at 8:45 a.m. The victim told police she thought she had locked the truck, which was parked across from 63 Linden Ave. in the borough. Police said items stolen from the truck were valued at $816.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | August 15, 2011
The illegal act of using a card skimmer to deceptively obtain information from ATM cards has come to Hagerstown now that a Hagerstown Police Department officer found one of the devices at a machine on Garland Groh Boulevard. The officer, who was credited with having a "very sharp eye," noticed the device when he tried to use the ATM Sunday at M&T Bank at 17724 Garland Groh Boulevard, Hagerstown Police Department officers said. The officer noticed the card reader on the machine was loosely secured, and it was determined that the skimmer was installed over the original reader with double-sided tape, police said in a news release.
NEWS
June 30, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- Police in Martinsburg are looking for a white male who stole a purse from a blue vehicle Monday in the 600 block of West Addition Street and then accessed the victim's bank account several times. The suspect is 30 to 40 years old and has tattoos on his forearms, according to a news release from the Martinsburg Police Department. He was wearing a white Mountaineer hat, khaki pants, white shoes and a blue shirt reading, "I do whatever the little voices tell me to do," according to the news release.
NEWS
January 5, 2009
Unauthorized ATM withdrawals reported in Mercersburg CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police are investigating two unauthorized withdrawals totaling $191 from an individual's ATM account, according to a news release. The money was allegedly obtained using the victim's lost ATM card, the release said. The withdrawals were made between Dec. 29 and Jan. 1 at 217 S. Fayette St., Mercersburg, Pa., state police said. St. Thomas man reports getting threatening calls CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A St. Thomas, Pa., man received phone calls from someone threatening to kill him and burn down his motel, according to a news release from Pennsylvania State Police.
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By MARLO BARNHART | October 23, 2005
marlob@herald-mail.com Two of the pictures on display at Drewry Elizabeth Harpold's viewing showed her posing next to her husband - first in 1929 and again in 1999. What couldn't be conveyed was how close they remained to each other during the 70 years between the two snapshots. "At the end of their 71 years of marriage, they continued to act like teenagers in love," said their son, the Rev. John A. Harpold. "I have actually used them as examples in my pre-marriage classes when I talk about keeping love alive.
NEWS
By STACEY DANZUSO | February 28, 2002
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Pennsylvania man who said he missed his court sentencing because he was in a halfway house in Florida was handed a stiffer punishment Wednesday in Franklin County Court. Adam Safrit, of Hanover, Pa., had pleaded guilty to theft but failed to appear for his sentencing on Dec. 26, 2001. He was picked up in Florida last month and returned to Pennsylvania. He has been held in Franklin County Prison ever since, Franklin County District Attorney Jack Nelson said.
NEWS
March 2, 2001
W.Va. man who used grandmother's ATM card sentenced to 2 years A West Virginia man who admitted using his grandmother's ATM card to steal money from her last fall was sentenced Thursday in Washington County Circuit Court to two years in prison. Sean Robert Giffin, 19, of Falling Waters, W.Va., was given credit for time served since Jan. 23, when he returned from Florida and gave himself up, according to court records. While the balance of his sentence was suspended by Judge Frederick Wright, Giffin remained in jail on bad check charges pending in Washington County District Court, according to court records.
NEWS
December 10, 1999
Boy charged with attacking teachers CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A 12-year-old boy was charged with aggravated assault Monday after he allegedly attacked two teachers at The Learning Center in Guilford Township. Pennsylvania State Police said the youth was also charged with simple assault and harassment following the midday incident at the school. One of the teachers required medical treatment for a knee injury. Hagerstown man faces drug charges A 20-year-old man is facing drug charges after he was apprehended by Hagerstown City Police early Wednesday.
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