DuBois, PA – A Brookville woman is charged with identity theft for reportedly using a ATM card that belonged to her home health care client.
38-year-old Jessica Robinson of Brookville faces felony counts of identity theft and access device fraud. She is also facing misdemeanor charges of knowingly possessing counterfeit or altered access devices, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, access device issued to someone who did not authorize use, forgery and unsworn falsification to authorities.
Although the theft happened throughout the area, DuBois City Police Department has filed the charges. The 70-year-old victim told police in February that someone was using her card without permission.
Bank records show that someone made numerous attempts to take out money from two different ATMs in Sykesville earlier in the year. $200 was eventually withdrawn from an ATM in DuBois, and $100 cash back was given at the Sandy Township Walmart, in addition to someone purchasing $42.74 worth of items. Finally, $500 was withdrawn from Sheetz in DuBois.
Police were able to identity Robinson with security footage from the ATMs.
Robinson says that the victim asked her to withdraw the money for her.
However, the victim says that she never did and also says that it all started around the time when an unknown caller claiming to be from the credit union asked her for her PIN. Believing that it was a legitimate call, she told the person the number.
Robinson’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 21.