Pleasantville Woman Accused of Theft of Services Due in Court Next Week

| October 12, 2018

CRANBERRY TWP., Pa. (EYT) – A Pleasantville woman accused of using a check from a closed account to pay for services is due in court next week.

Court documents indicate that 51-year-old Rebecca Diane Presto, of Pleasantville, is scheduled to stand for a preliminary hearing at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 17, on the following charges:

-Theft of Services, Felony 3
-Bad Checks, Misdemeanor 1

Presto is currently free on $2,500.00 unsecured bail.

According to a criminal complaint, on July 17, 2018, the known owner of a Cranberry Township business arrived at the Franklin-based State Police barracks to report a bad check he received from Rebecca Presto.

The victim provided a copy of the check along with a closed account notice and related that he had performed bodywork on a pickup for Presto in September of 2017. The amount of the work totaled $2,015.53. The victim reported that Presto and her husband picked up the truck and gave him the check on September 29, 2017.

The victim then received a letter from his bank on October 12, 2017, advising him that the check was written from a closed account. The victim was also charged a $5.00 fee for the bounced check. The victim reported that he contacted Presto several times over the next few months attempting to get paid for his services. Presto allegedly said that she would pay him on certain dates but would never show up.

Trooper Johnson, of the Franklin-based State Police, contacted Presto on July 26, 2018.

According to the complaint, Presto denied making arrangements to pay the victim but admitted she wrote the check because she handles the finances. Presto claimed she accidentally wrote the check from the wrong account and said she would pay the victim by August 1.

The complaint states that on August 1, Trooper Johnson contacted Presto again, and she claimed there was an issue with the money, and she would pay the victim the next day. On August 2, Trooper Johnson received a message from Presto saying she still hadn’t paid the victim. Finally, on August 13, 2018, Trooper Johnson contacted the victim, who stated that Presto still had not paid the money she owed.

Presto was arraigned on Thursday, August 23, in Magisterial District Judge Patrick E. Lowrey’s office.

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