Arkansas pair charged with theft

TOWANDA —  A couple from Arkansas have been charged by state police here with theft by deception, criminal conspiracy and receiving stolen property after they allegedly made multiple unauthorized/fraudulent purchases with a business credit card of nearly $20,000.

According to state police, James and Vicki Matthews, both 48, of Arkansas, used the business card belonging to an unnamed business in Asylum Township, Bradford County, to charge purchases between 2013 and 2015 totaling $19,717.

A preliminary hearing has been set for both.