Outback Server Charged With Using Customer's Credit Card Number
The latest from the office of Magisterial District Judge Robert Wyda.
An Outback server is accused of using a customer's credit card number to purchase gas and food at the restaurant later that night.
Christopher J. Shore, 29, of 892 Maplewood Dr., Castle Shannon, is charged with one count of access device fraud.
The alleged victim told Upper St. Clair police that she and her husband charged their meal at Outback on March 1 and later discovered the card had been used to charge a second meal with the restaurant that night for $40.
She also told police there was a second unauthorized charge for $20 at a Marathon gas station in Castle Shannon.
According to the criminal complaint, the investigator's attention focused on the server, Shore, who voluntarily went to the police station to discuss. Police stated that he provided a written statement claiming responsibility.
Shore's hearing on Monday was continued.
Waived to Court
All charges against Jerome Thomas Coulehan, 52, of Dormont, were held for court Monday.
Coulehan is charged with one count of felony retail theft, one count of receiving stolen property and one count of driving with a suspended or revoked driver's license.
The case against Walter Curtis Radke was continued Monday.
Radke, 32, of 19 Ruthfred Dr., Upper St. Clair, is facing two counts of theft and one count public drunkenness.
According to a criminal complaint file by a Port Authority Transit officer, Radke was found unresponsive on a trolley at South Hills Village on March 29.
Radke was transported to St. Clair Hospital. The officer said Radke had his parents' jewelry with him without their permission—including wedding rings, earrings and bracelets.
The officer also stated he had a University of Pittsburgh identification card with him that did not belong to him.
Charges against Zachary Scott Jones, 24, of 2621 Rossmoor Dr., Upper St. Clair, were dismissed on Monday.
The case against Scott A. Drudy, 43, of 326 Brookside Blvd., Upper St. Clair, was continued for 90 days on Monday.
Drudy is facing two counts of simple assault.
Waived to Court
All charges against Robert J. Romano were held for court Monday.
Romano, 62, of 10253 Garnet Lane, North Huntingdon, is charged with three counts of accident involving damage to attended vehicles; one count of driving while operating privilege is suspended or revoked; one count of passing in a no-passing zone; one count of driving within single lanes; and one count of reckless driving.
According to a criminal complaint filed with district Judge Robert Wyda's office, police stated Romano was driving a black limo on Aug. 21, 2012, when he sideswiped three attended vehicles on McMillan Road near Painters Run Road. Police stated he drove away from the scene.
The South Fayette police stopped him four miles from the accident when he crashed into the rear of another vehicle in South Fayette, according to the complaint.
The cases against Randy Oswald, 28, of 404 Painters Dr., Upper St. Clair and Tricia Lynn Vavro, 29, of 2782 Bertha St., Bethel Park were continued Monday.
According to the criminal complaint, Upper St. Clair police found a bag of marijuana and three bongs in front of Oswald and Vavro when they entered Oswald's apartment on Valentine's Day. They entered the unit because smoke was coming from their apartment.
After the firefighters from the Upper St. Clair Volunteer Fire Department evacuated the building of 11 apartment units, the firefighters found that the broiler control knob on the oven was in the on position and caused the smoke inside Oswald's apartment.
Inside, police also stated they saw a driver's license, and three debit and credit cards belonging to a man who reported his wallet missing a year ago.
Oswald and Vavro are facing drug charges. In addition, Oswald is charged with one count of recklessly endangering another person, one count of having lost property and one count of access device fraud.
Their hearings are scheduled for Monday, May 21.