Oil City Woman Charged With Using Victim’s Credit Cards Due in Court on Wednesday

| September 20, 2020

VENANGO CO., Pa. (EYT) – An Oil City woman who allegedly spent over $1,600 on a victim’s credit cards is due in court on Wednesday.

Court documents indicate 41-year-old Jamie Lynn Kase is scheduled to stand for a preliminary hearing in Venango County Central Court in front of Magisterial District Judge Matthew T. Kirtland at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 23.

She faces the following charges:

– Other Reason Access Device Is Unauthorized By Issuer, Felony 3
– Other Reason Access Device Is Unauthorized By Issuer, Misdemeanor 1 (11 counts)

She is currently free on $2,500.00 unsecured bail.

The charges stem from an investigation initiated in early June.

Details of the case:

According to a criminal complaint, around 5:06 p.m. on June 5, Sugarcreek Borough Police responded to a call on Halyday Run Road, in Franklin, Venango County, and spoke with a known victim who reported that Jamie Kase had taken money from him.

The victim reported that Kase asked to borrow his credit card for gas for her vehicle and then spent over $1,000 that she was not authorized to spend over the next few days. He also reported that while she was getting the card, she had accessed other credit cards, according to the complaint.

The complaint states that from June 26, 2018, through September 1, 2018, Kase amassed $1,657.23 in credit card debt on the victim’s accounts, with the breakdown being $1,063.85 on the victim’s Discover card and $593.36 on the victim’s Chase card. The victim provided police with credit card records for the accounts in question.

According to the complaint, Sugarcreek Borough Police made multiple attempts to contact Kase, but she failed to respond to any of the messages.

The victim had also made continued attempts to contact Kase to allow her an opportunity to pay the money owed, but she allegedly gave reasons she could not repay the money and eventually stopped all communication with the victim, the complaint notes.

Kase was arraigned in front of Magisterial District Judge Matthew T. Kirtland at 8:25 p.m. on July 16.

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