Woman Accused of Using Deceased Couple’s Checks to Buy Ice Cream Due in Court Next Week

| December 29, 2018

PLEASANTVILLE, Pa. (EYT) – A 24-year-old woman accused of using a deceased couple’s checking account to buy ice cream at a restaurant in Pleasantville is due in court next week.

According to court documents, 24-year-old Shawna Marie Perry, of Titusville, is scheduled to stand for a preliminary hearing in front of Magisterial District Judge Andrew F. Fish at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 2, on the following charges:

– Forgery – Unauthorized Act In Writing, Misdemeanor 1
– Theft By Deception-False Impression, Misdemeanor 2
– Receiving Stolen Property, Misdemeanor 2 (three counts)
– Bad Checks, Summary (four counts)

Perry remains lodged in the Venango County Jail on $1,000.00.

Case details:

According to a criminal complaint, on July 2, 2018, Trooper Owens, of Franklin-based State Police, was dispatched to a Pleasantville restaurant for an incident of bad checks.

The victim informed Trooper Owens that on June 29, 2018, Shawna Perry came to the restaurant and ordered ice cream totaling $2.55 and then asked if she could make out a check for $102.55. The waitress allowed her to do that and gave her $100.00 back in cash.

The victim then related that on June 30, Perry came back to the restaurant and ordered ice cream totaling $5.15 and asked if she could get money back.

The victim related that the waitress asked another employee if she could give money back. The employee knew that something wasn’t right and told Perry “No,” so Perry wrote a check for the money owed and left.

The victim then related that when she cashed the checks, the bank informed her the two checks could not be honored.

The victim informed Trooper Owens that she noticed the one check had two names on it, and the victim later found out that both individuals on the check were deceased.

On October 23, the victim notified Trooper Owens that on October 2, Perry came to the restaurant and paid with two checks. One in the amount of $14.66 and one in the amount of $1.80. When the victim went to cash the checks, the bank informed her that the two checks could not be honored, as well.

Perry was arraigned on Thursday, December 20, in Magisterial District Judge Andrew F. Fish’s office.


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