Michele Walman, 46, of Jessup is facing forgery related charges following incidents at a credit union in Towanda and a credit union in Montrose on April 11.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, the Pennsylvania State Police were contacted by a branch manager of the Towanda credit union on April 26 about a theft that occurred on April 11. Walman is accused of entering the credit union using a fraudulent New Jersey driver’s license and withdrawing a $50,000 check along with an extra $3,000 from an account. Walman forged a signature for the check to complete the transaction. Walman then repeated the process at a Montrose credit union and took a $50,000 check from another victim. Walman was identified by a variety of callers, one of which had seen Walman wearing the jacket that she was wearing during the crimes.
Walman is facing charges of two counts of felony identity theft in the third degree, two counts of felony theft by deception — fail to correct in the second degree and two counts of misdemeanor forgery — alter writing.
Walman is in the Bradford County Correctional Facility on $200,000 bail and has a preliminary hearing on June 18 with Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton.
Keith Schofield, 47, of Monroeton is facing DUI and drug possession related charges following an incident on Main Street in Towanda on May 4.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, Towanda Borough police received calls in regards to a white pick up truck striking a parked pick up truck in front of a bar on Main Street. A traffic stop was conducted on Schofield on Grant Street. Schofield admitted to side-swiping a vehicle on Main Street and had an odor of alcohol coming from his person, according to the police. A bag of marijuana, a glass smoking device and a metal grinder were all found after a search of the vehicle. A blood draw revealed a .124 percent blood alcohol content.
Schofield is facing charges of misdemeanor DUI: highest rate of alcohol — first offense, misdemeanor possession of marijuana, misdemeanor use/possession of drug paraphernalia, summary violation fail stop and give information render aid, summary violation careless driving, summary violation reckless driving and summary violation accidental damage to unattended vehicle or property.
Schofield has a preliminary hearing on July 19 with Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr.
Sheshequin theft of motor vehicle
The Pennsylvania State Police are investigating the theft of a stolen blue Yamaha 660 Raptor from a Warner Hill Road Address in Sheshequin Township between April 10 and April 11. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda at (570) 265-2186.
Burlington criminal mischief
The Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a criminal mischief event that occurred on Bourne Mills Road in Burlington between April 30 and May 2. According to the police, the back window of a victim’s Ford F-150 pickup was damaged by unknown actors. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda at (570) 265-2186.