CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney William A. Shaw Jr. has announced the capture of a wanted fugitive.
Shaw identified the fugitive as Shannon Yvonne Jones, 31, of Akron, Ohio. Jones was added to the Clearfield County Fugitive of the Week list on May 20.
On Feb. 27 Chief David R. Johnston of the Curwensville Borough Police Department filed a criminal complaint, charging Jones with access device fraud, M1, 16 counts; identity theft, M1; access device fraud, M2, 10 Counts; and access device fraud, M3, 13 Counts.
An affidavit of probable cause filed by Johnston states that on Sept. 27, 2012 the Curwensville Borough Police Department received a report of identity theft and access device fraud. Upon investigation it was found that Jones had utilized the victim’s personal information and opened a credit card in the victim’s name without the victim’s knowledge or consent. It was also found that Jones had used the credit card on several occasions and made unlawful purchases, totaling $1,961.09.
A preliminary hearing was scheduled for April 10, at which time all charges were held for court. On May 8 Jones failed to appear for arraignment court, and a warrant was issued for her arrest.
Shaw stated that on Aug. 5 officers from the Akron Police Department apprehended Jones at a location in Akron, Ohio, and she was taken into custody. Jones is currently housed in the Jefferson County Jail pending transfer to Clearfield County. Shaw thanked the Clearfield County Sheriff’s Office for its assistance with this case.
Anyone with knowledge of a fugitive’s location is asked to call Clearfield County Crime Stoppers at 800-376-4700. All calls to Crime Stoppers are confidential. Anonymous tips can also be submitted by visiting the Clearfield County District Attorney Web site at “www.ClearfieldDA.org” and selecting “Report A Crime.”