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January 19, 2011
A woman accused of attempting to defraud the law firm where she worked was arraigned Wednesday on 56 felony counts of credit card fraud by Berkeley County Magistrate Sandra L. Miller. Lacy Godby, 35, of 23 East Calabash Court in Martinsburg, is accused of making $7,881 in purchases with a credit card that belonged to the Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson law firm, according to court records. The purchases between January 2009 and September 2010 included two laptop computers from Walmart, which Godby told police she then sold and/or traded for drugs, according to a complaint by West Virginia State Police Cpl. J.M. Walker.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | January 18, 2011
A former American Red Cross worker facing child pornography charges waived his right to a preliminary hearing Tuesday in Berkeley County Magistrate Court. Samuel K. Bunner, 38, of Martinsburg, is charged with 48 felony counts of knowingly possessing material visually portraying a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Bunner also was separately charged with 87 felony counts of fraudulent use of a credit card, charges that are pending in circuit court. Following Tuesday's action, the Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney's office now can present state's evidence in the caseĀ  to a grand jury for possible indictment.
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Lynn Little | December 13, 2010
Credit can be a successful finance management tool. Using credit allows you flexibility in managing your spending plan to purchase goods and services when you need them, not when you have the cash on hand to pay for them. You are offered credit because you considered trustworthy and will repay your creditors within a stated period of time. Offers and availability of credit to you individually is determined by your credit score. Your credit score, generated by using information in your credit report, is designed to predict your credit risk and your credit worthiness.
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August 18, 2010
Martinsburg resident enters guilty plea to count of possession with intent to distribute MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A Martinsburg man who attempted to flush about 100 grams of heroin down a toilet pleaded guilty this week to one count of possession with intent to distribute heroin in January 2009 in Harpers Ferry, W.Va., U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld II's office announced. Nicholas Deminds, 22, who entered the plea Monday in U.S. District Court in Martinsburg, faces a maximum sentence of five to 40 years in prison and a $2 million fine, according to the announcement.
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By TIM ROWLAND | July 28, 2010
Everyone's talking about Christmas in July, so here's what I want: I want government to raise my taxes. Go ahead, take an extra 10 percent off the top, I'm fine with that. I don't care what lawmakers do with the money -- spend it on health reform, our crumbling infrastructure, leather recliners in the Senate chambers, I don't care. There's only one condition, and that would be that everyone would have to shut up about taxes. Permanently. What has it been now, 30 years? Three confounded decades where every politician and constituent has been vomiting tax rhetoric as if tap water had been replaced by syrup of ipecac.
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June 29, 2010
"The Funkstown caller, about the sandwich maker coughing, etc.: You could have refused the sandwich and asked for the manager, to tell them why. I once told a sandwich maker to wash his hands before he made my sandwich. " - Hagerstown "I have a son serving in the U.S. Army, currently in Iraq. He will be coming home in October, and I'm trying to get a credit card to go to see him when he comes home, but I was told that I have a problem with ratio, and what upsets me is foreigners can come into this country and get credit cards, free tax, and everything, but I'm a resident.
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By LYNN LITTLE / Special to The Herald-Mail | June 4, 2010
Using a credit card is an important responsibility. A good credit history can help you get a job, make major purchases and accomplish many short and long-term goals. A poor credit history can make it harder for you to rent an apartment, buy a car or fulfill a dream. It is important to know how credit can change your spending power and how you can recognize the danger signs of credit and avoid serious problems. The greatest disadvantage of credit use is losing financial flexibility in managing your own money.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | May 26, 2010
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. -- A former American Red Cross worker accused of embezzling more than $30,000 from the Eastern Panhandle chapter of the agency now faces child pornography charges. Samuel K. Bunner, 37, of 223 Brilliant Stone Drive in Martinsburg, was charged with 48 felony counts of knowingly possessing material visually portraying a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct, according to an arrest warrant issued Wednesday by Berkeley County Magistrate W. Randy Smith. Bunner was arraigned Tuesday on 87 felony counts of fraudulent use of a credit card and has since been released from Eastern Regional Jail after posting bail, according to magistrate court and jail records.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | May 24, 2010
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. -- A former American Red Cross worker is accused of embezzling more than $30,000 from the Eastern Panhandle chapter of the agency, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. Samuel Kristofer Bunner, 37, of 223 Brilliant Stone Drive, Martinsburg, was charged with 87 felony counts of fraudulent use of a credit card, according to an arrest warrant issued by Magistrate W. Randy Smith. A complaint filed in magistrate court by West Virginia State Police Cpl. J.M. Walker alleges Bunner "cashed out" prepaid debit cards between August 2009 and February 2010 that were supposed to be given to disaster victims.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | May 13, 2010
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A former treasurer of Blue Ridge Mountain Volunteer Fire Co. has been charged with 52 felony counts in a case involving fraudulent use of the fire department's credit card, the investigating trooper said Thursday. Susan Roxanne Carter, 45, of Mountainside Road, Harpers Ferry, W.Va., was released on bond following her arrest Wednesday, according to West Virginia State Police Senior Trooper J.M. Bush. Bush said he acted on a complaint from Alicia Marcus, the fire department treasurer.
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