Franklin Man Faces Charges for Taking Wallet from Woman’s Purse at Local Store

| January 31, 2020

FRANKLIN, Pa. (EYT) – A Franklin man is facing criminal charges after allegedly taking a wallet out of a woman’s purse at a local store.

Court documents indicate the Franklin Police Department filed criminal charges against 45-year-old Timothy Wayne Burchfield.

According to a criminal complaint, on January 5, Ptlm. Scott of the Franklin Police Department was dispatched to a known business in Franklin for a report of an attempted purse snatching that had just occurred at the store. It was reported that the male suspect had left the location.

Ptlm. Scott proceeded to the scene and spoke to the victim and a witness.

According to the complaint, the victim and witness both stated the victim had a purse with a wallet in her cart and a male had walked up to the cart, removed the wallet from the purse, then before leaving with the purse, threw the purse back into the cart and quickly walked out of the store.

The complaint notes another witness gave Ptlm. Scott the name Timothy Burchfield as the name of the male suspect.

An investigation was then conducted, and Ptlm. Scott was supplied with video surveillance from the store.

According to the complaint, after watching the surveillance footage and speaking with the witnesses, an interview was conducted with Burchfield. The complaint states Burchfield admitted to being the man who had taken the wallet from the victim’s purse.

One third-degree misdemeanor count of criminal attempted theft by unlawful taking-movable property was filed against Burchfield through Magisterial District Judge Matthew T. Kirtland’s office on Thursday, January 30.

A preliminary hearing for the case has not yet been scheduled.

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