Police: Employee Steals Money from Customer Transactions

Employee Steals Money Over Three Month Period

  • A Beaver Falls man was accused of stealing $1,499.56 from B&B Express on 324 Lawrence Ave. According to the criminal complain, James Kosto, as an employee of B&B, would pretend to place money in the cash register during customer transactions but would actually place the money in his pocket. This occurred between Dec. 17, 2014 and March 8, 2015. On Oct. 29, 2015, Kosto admitted to stealing money to investigating officers. He was given until Feb. 1, 2016 to pay back the money he had stolen, which he failed to do. On Feb. 11, he was charged with theft, retail theft and receiving stolen property.

Man Damages Bar Doors

  • According to the criminal complaint, officers were called to Pagley’s Pour House on 708 Lawrence Ave. on Feb. 6. A Pagley’s security guard informed officers that he had advised a man to leave for the night. However, the man returned approximately three times and had to be forcefully removed. When ejected, the man damaged two doors inside the bar. The officer observed the damage and tracked the man to Bell Avenue behind Family Video. The defendant was identified as Colton Kennedy, 27, of Ellwood City. After being identified as the perpetrator, Kennedy was transported to the Ellwood Police Department. Pagley’s estimated the cost of damage and labor at $2,395. He was charged with criminal mischief and disorderly conduct.


  • According to the criminal complaint, John DiCampli, 23, of Ellwood City, was caught driving under the influence on Feb. 7 at approximately 2 a.m. An officer observed DeCampli driving erratically on Factory Avenue and conducted a stop. DeCampli failed field sobriety tests and was taken to the Ellwood City Hospital for a blood alcohol content test. He was charged with two counts of DUI for having a BAC between .1 and .16 percent.


  • According to the criminal complaint, on Feb. 8 at approximately 2:30 a.m., an officer observed Melinda Olander, 21, of Slippery Rock, consistently cross the double yellow dividing line while driving on the North Side. Olander failed field sobriety tests and was taken to the Ellwood City Hospital. She was charged with DUI- highest rate of impairment.



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