Oil City Man Accused of Stealing Money from Victim’s Wallet

| March 13, 2019

OIL CITY, Pa. (EYT) – An Oil City man is facing a theft charge after he allegedly took cash from a victim’s wallet.

Court documents indicate the Oil City Police Department filed criminal charges against 47-year-old Jamey William Buck, of Oil City, on March 6 in Magisterial District Judge Andrew F. Fish’s office.

According to a criminal complaint, a known victim reported that around 10:36 a.m. on February 22, Jamey Buck entered his Grant Street residence, to do work for the victim. The victim stated that when he told Buck he didn’t have any work for him to do that day, Buck got up and went to another room where the victim’s pants were located; his wallet was located in his pants. When the victim asked Buck what he was doing, he responded: “cleaning my shoes.”

According to the complaint, when the victim entered the room, he saw Buck near his pants, hurrying to put his hands in his pocket. The victim then asked Buck if he was taking his money, and Buck replied: “No, I wouldn’t do that.”
Buck left the residence, and the victim then checked his wallet and discovered that he was missing around $275.00 cash.

The complaint notes that Buck was seen on security footage at the North Side Country Fair purchasing items with cash around 10:37 a.m. that day, and it appeared that Buck had several unknown amounts of cash on his person at that time.

Following an investigation, the following charge was filed in Judge Fish’s office:

– Theft By Unlawful Taking-Movable Property, Misdemeanor 1.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, April 3, with Judge Fish presiding.

A summons was issued on March 6.

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