Reno Woman Faces Charges for Theft of Money from Victim’s Debit Card

| August 3, 2021

SUGARCREEK BOROUGH, Pa. (EYT) – Criminal charges have been filed against a Reno woman who allegedly transferred money from another woman’s debit card account without her knowledge or consent.

Court documents indicate the Sugarcreek Borough Police Department filed criminal charges against 27-year-old Ashley Taylor Pillsbury.

According to a criminal complaint, on July 5, a known victim went to the Sugarcreek Borough Police to report that Ashley Taylor Pillsbury had been stealing money from her.

The victim provided bank statements and showed that two VENMO transfers had been taken from her account that she had not conducted or approved.

The victim told police that prior to the theft, on June 28, she had allowed Pillsbury to pump gas into her vehicle and had provided Pillsbury with the PIN for her debit card for the purpose of purchasing the gas only, the complaint states.

On June 29, there were two separate charges on the victim’s card that she did not authorize. The victim told police that she discovered the theft because the one account was overdraft and the bank notified her. She then canceled the cards, according to the complaint.

The VENMO transfers were in the amount of $120.00 and $100.00.

The following charges were filed against Pillsbury through Magisterial District Judge Patrick E. Lowrey’s office on August 2:

– Other Reason Access Device Is Unauthorized By Issuer, Misdemeanor 1
– Theft By Unlawful Taking-Immovable Property, Misdemeanor 1

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on September 1 in Venango County Central Court with Judge Lowrey presiding.

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