CLEARFIELD – A Clearfield woman accused of stealing a combined total of more than $15,000 from her boyfriend and his mother waived all charges during Centralized Court on Wednesday at the Clearfield County Jail.
Linda Levoy Peters, 62, of Clearfield has been charged with 113 counts each of access device issued to another who didn’t authorize use, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property.
In a second case, she has been charged with 70 counts each of access device issued to another who didn’t authorize use, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property.
According to the affidavit of probable cause in the first case, the victim reported to Clearfield Borough police the alleged theft of money from his credit card. He alleged to police that his girlfriend, Peters, was stealing money from his accounts.
He explained to police that he’d provided Peters with his credit card to make purchases. However, he allegedly didn’t authorize 113 transactions made by Peters. The total allegedly stolen during the unauthorized transactions was $6,240, police said.
According to the affidavit in the second case, the victim contacted Clearfield County 911 to report the alleged theft of money from her credit card and bank accounts. Due to medical issues, she asked police to contact a family member for additional details about the alleged theft.
She told police that her son’s girlfriend, Peters, was allegedly stealing money from her accounts. She said the couple lived nearby and Peters helped her with purchases at the grocery store, with doctor’s appointments and household chores.
When police spoke with a family member of the victim, she said the victim had a Northwest Savings Bank card, a Discover credit card and a Wal-Mart Master Card. The Northwest Savings Bank account allegedly had a zero balance and was overdrawn; it also allegedly had numerous late charges and fees.
On April 30 a pin number was established for the Discover credit card. Afterwards there were allegedly withdrawals made at the Sheetz store on Nichols Street in Clearfield. In July there was allegedly an e-mail created for the Discover credit card in Peters’ name, so statements could be sent to her.
The Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging was contacted and assigned a caseworker to assist with a forensic analysis. The victim spoke to Peters, who had moved from her home to a motel room, and Peters allegedly confessed to stealing money.
On July 30 police interviewed Peters, who again allegedly confessed that she used money from the victim’s accounts for personal use without her permission. However, she told police that she didn’t know how much she had stolen.
A CCAAA caseworker and police met with the victim and her family member after an audit was completed and allegedly determined 70 transactions were unauthorized, which totaled $9,047.24.
Peters’ bail has been set at $25,000 unsecured in each case.