A man on his girlfriend accused of using stolen credit cards numerous times in Old Lycoming Township and South Williamsport were nabbed this week in Ohio while en route to Detroit, according to investigators.
Oshane Elsworth Thompson and Katisha F. Armour, both 22 and of Queens, N.Y., were stopped in Sandusky County, Ohio, for speeding and marijuana possession.
They were immediately incarcerated on arrest warrants filed last week by Old Lycoming Township police.
While Thompson and Armour were here during a 10-week period beginning in mid-August, the two are believed to rack up more than $2,000 on several stolen credits cards owned by victims in California, New Jersey and Florida, township police Sgt. Det. Christopher Kriner.
Thompson, who carried a local address of 519 Eighth Ave., and Armour, whose local address was 610 Second St., used the stolen cards again and again at the Sunoco A-Plus store on Dewey Avenue, racking up charges in excess of $1,600.
Using the credit cards, the two purchased more than $700 worth of liquor at the Wines and Spirits store, 2062 Lycoming Creek Road, between Aug. 16 and Sept 19, Kriner said.
Kriner said Thompson and Armour mainly purchased cigarettes, gasoline and liquor. Heller's Market on Lycoming Creek Road was out $178 after the two charged cigarettes and gasoline on a credit card on Aug. 16. The two also allegedly used the cards at the Uni-Mart, McDonald's and Sunoco A-Plus, all in South Williamsport.
Thompson and Armour were each arraigned late Tuesday night before District Judge Jon E. Kemp on a total of 88 counts, ranging from multiple counts to forgery, access device fraud and identity theft to theft, receiving stolen property and conspiracy.
The two were committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $250,000 bail each.