A Wellsboro pair is facing charges after they allegedly took money from a woman’s account and used it to buy heroin.
Documents that were filed at Magisterial District Judge Robert L. Repard’s office state that 29-year-old Lynette Blair Carson and 24-year-old Tyler Mark Morgan allegedly took money from Morgan’s mother’s bank account from August 23rd to September 6th. The money was then allegedly transferred to Morgan’s bank account. The money was allegedly used to purchase heroin. A total of $4,170 was taken in 15 transactions from the First Heritage Credit Union account. Carson allegedly transferred the money via phone calls.
Morgan and Carson each face the following 3rd degree felony charges: Identity Theft, Theft By Decep-False Impression, and Conspiracy – Theft By Decep-False Impression. The charges were filed in Magisterial District Court 04-3-02. The judge set Morgan’s bail at $40,000, while Carson’s bail was set at $10,000. Neither Morgan nor Carson were able to meet their bails, and they were both placed in Tioga County Prison.
Morgan’s preliminary arraignment was on September 6th in front of Magisterial District Judge James R. Edgecomb. Carson’s preliminary arraignment was on September 7th, 2016, in front of Magisterial District Judge Robert L. Repard. Their preliminary hearing is on September 20th, 2016, at 1:15 p.m., in front of Magisterial District Judge Robert L. Repard. Please remember that the accused are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law. You can view Morgan’s and Carson’s court dockets below:
According to Tioga County court documents, Morgan pleaded guilty to Receiving Stolen Property, which is a 2nd degree misdemeanor, in connection with an incident that occurred on May 2nd, 2012. He was sentenced to 12 months on probation.