Woman Charged With Stealing Pine Man's Credit Card Numbers Waives Hearing
Jalene Goods faces theft, receiving stolen property and access device fraud charges.
A 19-year-old-old woman is scheduled for a Nov. 20 formal arraignment on charges of stealing credit card numbers from a Pine Township man and using them to buy food and other merchandise.
Jalene Goods, of Pittsburgh, waived her preliminary hearing Wednesday before Magisterial District Judge William K. Wagner.
She is charged with theft by deception, receiving stolen property and access device fraud. An identify theft charge was withdrawn.
A West View police officer, who also was investigating Goods, told Northern Regional police that Goods admitted to stealing credit card numbers and using them to make purchases at forever21.com, charlotterusse.com, Pescara Pizza and China Sea restaurant, according to the criminal complaint.
The West View officer said he obtained video from McDonald's, where Goods formerly worked, showing her entering various victims' credit card numbers into her cell phone, the complaint states.
West View police charged Goods with access device fraud.
Northern Regional started its investigation in May when a Pine Township man notified them that someone had charged items on his debit card, the complaint states.
The charges were for $24.15, $21.22, $17.80 and $26.95 to Pizza Pescara in Bellevue and $17.80 to China Sea restaurant, according to the complaint.
"On May 22, a charge of $180.50 from Forever21.com was observed, and another attempt on May 21, that was declined," the complaint states. "Another attempt from Charlotterusse.com for $185.63 was declined also."
The Pizza Pescara orders were delivered to an address on Brecker Street in Pittsburgh, and the resident there told police that her babysitter, Jalene Goods, was at the home at the time of the deliveries, the complaint states.
The resident also said Goods had recently lost her job at the West View McDonald's, police said.
The Pine man told police he used his debit card often at the McDonald's in West View, according to the criminal complaint.