Muncy man faces charges

Derek R. Kessler, 21, of Muncy, was arrested Wednesday on city police charges of allegedly stealing $2,400 from his grandfather’s bank account between November and early February.

At the time, Kessler was living with his grandfather, Duane, at 430 Germania St., police said. Kessler stole the money by allegedly forging and cashing more than three dozen of his grandfather’s checks, police said.

Following his arraignment before District Judge Allen P. Page III on charges of forgery and theft by deception, Kessler was released $15,000 bail.