Police say that one local man stole more than $3,000 from his mother in a two-month span. According to police, the thefts began soon after the woman allowed her son to move back into her home.
Eric A. Miller, 23, of 1282 Beauty's Run Road in Cogan Station, has been charged with 27 misdemeanor counts of access device fraud, for allegedly using his mother's debit card without her permission.
Miller used the card at various locations around the city, including 105 Maynard St. and 2705 W. Forth St., from June 11 to July 24, records state. The 27 different transaction's amounts varied from $50 to $350. In total, the alleged thief took $3,372.50.
Miller's mother, Karen Casale, noticed that her debit card was missing on July 24. She reported the theft to city police on July 26, according to court record.
Casale told police that she recently had allowed her son to move back home. After she mentioned it missing, Miller allegedly "mysteriously (found) the missing card and (returned) it to his mother," according to the affidavit.
Miller was arraigned yesterday before District Judge Gary Whiteman. He currently is incarcerated in lieu of $50,000 bail.