Theft of window frames alleged of man
Jason Allen Kiser, 34, of 1340 Route 14, has been charged by theft and receiving stolen property for allegedly stealing aluminum window frames valued at $800 from a property at 1750 Bloomingrove Road between May 21 and May 24, state police said.
Court records identified the victim only by the last name of Knarr.
Kiser is accused of selling the stolen aluminum to an area scrap metal business, police said. He has been sent a summons to appear before District Judge Gary A. Whiteman.
Price tag switching alleged of woman
Theresa Jean Carannante walked into Kmart at 1915 E. Third St. hoping to buy two new dresses for her granddaughter on May 16, but the 44-year-old Nanticoke woman ended up getting arrested after she was seen allegedly switching price tags on the dresses, state police said.
After being caught by store security, Carannante admitted that it "was a stupid thing to do" because she had the money to pay full price for the dresses, a state trooper said. The prices tags she switched reduced the retail value of the dresses from $7.99 and $9.99 to 99 cents each, police said.
Police also alleged that Carannante was deceptive with Kmart staff by bringing in bowls and a rug, claiming she bought the items from the department store. She was given a $21 refund, but it soon was learned that the items never were purchased at Kmart.
Charged with misdemeanor shoplifting and theft by deception, Carannante has been sent a summons to appear before District Judge Gary A. Whiteman.
Police: Man used ex-friend's debit card
A former city man faces two misdemeanor counts of access device fraud for illegally using his ex-girlfriend's debit card on 14 occasions, resulting in an estimated $740 being withdrawn from her bank account, according to South Williamsport police.
Shamaar Dominic Coates, 25, formerly of Apple Street and now of Sunbury, is accused of using Ariel J. Harlan's credit card at numerous locations, but most of the time he used it at the Sunoco A-Plus store on East Mountain Avenue in the borough, police said.
Coates turned himself in last week and, following his arraignment before District Judge Gary A. Whiteman, he was released on $15,000 bail.