Hearing for Franklin Man Charged With Stealing Money from Grandmother’s Bank Account Set for Today

| February 24, 2021

VENANGO CO., Pa. (EYT) – A hearing is scheduled for today for a Franklin man who allegedly stole over $1,000.00 from his grandmother’s bank account.

Court documents indicate 19-year-old Joshua Sharrar is scheduled to stand for a preliminary hearing in front of Magisterial District Judge Patrick E. Lowrey at 3:00 p.m. on February 24, on the following charges:

– Identity Theft, Felony 3
– Other Reason Access Device is Unauthorized by Issuer, Felony 3
– Criminal Use of Communication Facility, Felony 3
– Theft by Unlawful Taking-Immovable Property, Misdemeanor 1

He is currently free on $5,000.00 unsecured bail.

The charges stem from an investigation into a theft reported to Sugarcreek Borough Police Department in January.

Details of the case:

According to a criminal complaint, on January 6, a known victim reported that her grandson, Joshua Sharrar, had been taking money from her bank account without her permission.

The victim told police she had spoken to Sharrar about it on several occasions to have him return her money, and she had taken the money back from him twice, but he had then taken the money back again a short time later.

The complaint notes the victim also provided police with bank account information that showed money transfers that occurred over 50 times from November 26, 2020, through January 8, 2021, and totaled over $1,000.00.

Police then arranged an interview with Sharrar.

According to the complaint, police confronted Sharrar with the bank account information provided by the victim and went over it with him, line by line, verifying the transfers. Police then verified the information again with the victim.

Sharrar was arraigned in front of Magisterial District Judge Patrick E. Lowrey at 11:30 a.m. on February 17.


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