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Wayne Independent - Honesdale, PA
  • Forgery alleged with checks at SCI Waymart

  • Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a forgery incident which allegedly originated at the SCI Waymart prison.
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  • — Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a forgery incident which allegedly originated at the SCI Waymart prison.
    According to the report, two checks were written using the account number and routing number from the Wayne Bank for an account held by SCI Waymart.
    The report says prison officials are in "actual physical possession" of the checks that were "fraudulently produced."
    The name on the checks is listed as a valid business in Connecticut, according to police. The checks were made out to a Bank Card Services account number which is held by the same person who owns the business in Connecticut.
    Police report the name used on the signature of the checks was the name of an employee at SCI Waymart. It further states that person was one of only two people authorized to sign checks from the account.
    The checks, according to the report, were mailed to the credit card company and used to pay the balance on the credit card account. The report says the check dates were Aug. 14 and Aug. 16.
    A call was made to Terri Fazio, public information officer at the prison, who said she was not aware of the police report. A copy of the report was sent by email to Fazio.
    Fazio said on Thursday that once the case is being investigated by another agency, in this case the state police, all information has to come from that agency.
    She said once an investigation is complete, the prison then will likely release the findings.
    The case continues to be under investigation, according to Trooper Sharon Palmer, the investigating officer.
     
    Burglary case
    State police also report a burglary in Wayne County.
    According to the report, the incident happened sometime between 7:20 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 11 at Canal Campsites, 1180 Canal Drive in Texas Township.
    Page 2 of 3 - The report says that someone entered the residence by going into an open bedroom window.
    Once inside, the thief or thieves took a 50-inch Panasonic television with a serial number MG21010057 valued at $600 and an XBOX 360 valued at $300.
    Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact the PSP Honesdale Barracks at 570-253-7126.
    Trooper Robert Urban is the investigating officer.
     
    Domestic incident
    Honesdale Borough Police are investigating a domestic violence incident.
    According to officer in charge Ron Kominski, on Sept. 10 at 10:46 a.m., police were called to investigate a case of domestic abuse which reportedly happened on Ash Street.
    The report said through an investigation, it was determined the female victim was kicked and punched in the head and face which resulted in visible injuries.
    Officers arrested David Martin, 42, who lives on Ash Street, and he was charged with simple assault and harassment. He was given a preliminary hearing before Magistrate Ron Edwards.
    After failing to post $10,000 bail, Martin was taken to the Wayne County Correctional Facility. A court hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. Sept. 18 in Wayne County court.
     
    Robbery reported
    State police are reporting a robbery incident in Simpson.
    According to the report, Kevin Alan Marsden, 39, Carbondale, has been arrested and charged with robbery.
    On Sept. 10, at around 10:38 p.m., police said Marsden attempted to commit robbery at the Dollar General in Simpson.
    A store employee reported seeing Marsden walk in the store with a mask on. Police said the employee ran before Marsden saw her and called 911.
    Page 3 of 3 - Officers from the PSP Dunmore Barracks and the Carbondale Police Department immediately responded to the scene. Upon arrival, the found Marsden inside they Dollar General
    Police said he "confessed to police" that he intended to rob the Dollar General.
    He was immediately arrested and taken into custody.
    Trooper Kyle Hnat is the investigating officer.
     
    Liquor violation
    The Bureau of Liquor Control reports a liquor law violation by L&M Bar & Grill, 24 S. Main St., Carbondale.
    According to the report, checks or drafts were issued in April, May and June for payment for purchases of malt or brewed beverages.
    Police said there was insufficient funds, or credit with, the institution where the checks were drawn.
    Charges will be brought before an administrative law judge who has the authority to impose penalties ranging from $50 to $1,000 for minor offenses and up to $5,000 for more serious offenses.
    In addition, the judge can also impose a license suspension or revocation of the license based on the severity of the charge brought.
    The judge can also mandate training for the licensee in an effort to educate them on the requirements associated with a liquor license.
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