Stealing Personal Checks
- According to the criminal complaint, on Nov. 27 of 2014, Drew Hall, 26, of Ellwood City had reportedly removed several checks from the residence of the victim, who is the grandmother of the accused. Hall then cashed the checks to multiple Woodforest Bank locations, which he signed in the victim’s signature without permission, totaling to $460. Video surveillance from a Woodforest Bank confirmed that Hall had cashed a check. On Jan. 14, 2016, he was charged with forgery, theft by deception and theft by unlawful taking.
Attempting to Return Stolen Keg
- According to the criminal complaint, on Jan. 2, Thomas Barber, 29, of Bessemer, stole an empty keg of Bush Beer and a tap, valued at $70, from his cousin and attempted to return the items at Beer 4 Less in New Castle. The distributor accepted the keg but not the tap as that originated from a different distributor. Barber was charged with theft by unlawful taking.