Homeless Man Jailed After Paying for Pizza Delivery With Fake $100 Bill in Oil City

| January 5, 2019

OIL CITY, Pa. (EYT) – A homeless man is behind bars and facing charges after allegedly paying for pizza delivery in Oil City with a fake $100.00 bill.

Court documents indicate the Oil City Police Department filed criminal charges against 26-year-old Wesley Lott Huey, with his address listed as “Homeless.”

According to a criminal complaint, around 8:08 pm. on December 31, 2018, officers of the Oil City Police Department were dispatched to a restaurant in Oil City for counterfeit money that had been passed.

Upon his arrival, Patrolman Karns, of the Oil City Police Department, made contact with the manager and the delivery driver who explained that they had received a phone call for someone wanting to place an order, but the caller had been hesitant to give a name, and finally gave a name they could not understand. They reported the name sounded something like “Methis” and because they could not understand the name, they recorded it as “Meth.”

The employees reported that the address that was given was an address on Clearfield Street and stated that when the delivery driver arrived at the address, he met a male outside. The driver said the male was tall, skinny, and had on a hat and dark colored coat.

According to the complaint, the driver was given a $100.00 bill in exchange for all of the items ordered and $58.87 in change. The male then began walking across the street.

After returning to the restaurant, the delivery driver and manager discovered that the $100.00 bill was not real and had “For motion picture use only” printed on it, the complaint states.

After taking the report, Patrolman Karns proceeded to the given address and made contact with a female who stated that the male in question was there. Nevertheless, when Patrolman Karns asked her who he was, she said she did not know. She then went back inside the residence and had the male go outside, according to the complaint.

The complaint notes that the male, later identified as Wesley L. Huey, stepped outside wearing a dark-colored coat and a hat.

When Patrolman Karns asked Huey about what happened with the restaurant delivery, Huey immediately said that he had nothing to do with it and didn’t call or order it and that he just came outside to meet the delivery person and pay for it, the complaint states.

The complaint states that while speaking with Patrolman Karns, Huey tried to leave and became uncooperative.

Huey was arraigned at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 1, by Magisterial District Judge Andrew F. Fish on the following charges:

  • Theft By Deception-False Impression, Misdemeanor 2
  • Receiving Stolen Property, Misdemeanor 2
  • Retail Theft-Take Merchandise, Summary

Unable to post $2,500.00 monetary bail, he was lodged in the Venango County Jail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 9.


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