Franklin Woman Who Stole Bank Card Sentenced to Probation

| March 12, 2019

GavelFRENCHCREEK TWP., Pa. (EYT) – A Franklin woman who stole a bank card was recently sentenced in Venango County Court of Common Pleas.

Court documents indicate 49-year-old Heidi Lynn Hummel, of Franklin, was sentenced to two years of probation on one first-degree misdemeanor count of Theft By Unlawful Taking-Movable Property by Judge Robert L. Boyer on Friday, March 8.

Hummel pleaded guilty to the above charge on January 22, 2019.

As a result of the plea, the following charge was dismissed:

– Access Device Issued to Another Who Did Not Authorize Use, Felony 3

The case against Hummel stems from an incident that occurred in May of 2018.

Details of the case:

According to a criminal complaint, around May 16, 2018, Heidi Hummel took a known victim’s bank card from her home without her permission. Hummel then made several withdrawals from two local bank ATMs, totaling $410.50.

The complaint states that the following day, Hummel made additional withdrawals from two local bank ATMs, as well as transactions at three local retail businesses, totaling an additional $491.35.

When the victim confronted Hummel about the incident, Hummel asked for some time to give it back, and the victim refused, the complaint indicates.

Polk Borough Police officers were able to obtain video evidence of Hummel making some of the transactions, according to the complaint.

Hummel was arraigned at 1:20 p.m. on Friday, September 28, in Magisterial District Judge Matthew T. Kirtland’s office.

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