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Dec 24

Two Upper Allen Township Residents Arrested for Debit Card Fraud

July 9, 2013
UAT20130700242

Arrested:

sponsler

Michael C. Sponsler, 41
200 Block of Stonehedge Lane
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

kraus

Lynette Kraus (Garcia), 32
200 Block of Stonehedge Lane
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Charges:

Access Device Fraud
Conspiracy to Commit Access Device Fraud
Theft by Deception
Identity Theft

Between June 29 and July 1, 2013, Michael Sponsler and Lynette Kraus (Garcia) used a stolen debit card at several Mechanicsburg and Camp Hill businesses. The owner of the card had left it at an ATM where it was taken by Sponsler. The total value of goods purchased or attempted to be purchased exceeded $1,190. The card was used at TJ Maxx, WalMart, Wegmans, Rite Aid, and Target. Based on the investigation, police obtained a warrant for Sponsler and Kraus (Garcia) who turned themselves into police on December 23, 2013. After a preliminary hearing on the same date, the charges were bound over to the Court of Common Pleas.