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District Court Rulings - 6/6

The woman accused of ripping off her 81-year-old grandmother by taking out a credit card in her name will head to trial on all charges.

by taking out a credit card in her name will head to trial on all charges.

Velvet J. Dvorak, 31, of McKees Rocks, waived to court charges of theft, access device fraud, identity theft and forgery before her preliminary hearing with on May 31.

Heidelberg police charged Dovorak on May 21 and accused her of racking up more than $8,100 in charges in less than two weeks using the PNC Bank credit card she allegedly requested in her grandmother’s name. The grandmother, who lives in Heidelberg, did not know her account was being used until she began receiving statements in May, police said.

Dvorak’s formal arraignment in Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas is scheduled for July 17.

 

Charges waived to court

  • Drunken driving charges against Adele E. Keeling, 25, of Pittsburgh, were waived to court. Scott Township police arrested Keeling on April 15.
  • A simple assault charge against Charles H. McCormick, 36, of Carnegie, was waived to court. Scott Township police arrested McCormick on May 25.
  • A drug possession charge against Paul J. Delconte, 27, of Bridgeville, was waived to court. Scott Township police arrested Delconte on May 27.
  • Charges of drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting arrest against Amanda M. Tomeo, 20, of Scott Township, was waived to court. Scott police charged Tomeo on Jan. 18.
  • A drug possession charge against Jamal Hatcher, 29, of Carnegie, was waived to court. Scott police charged Hatcher on April 7.

 

Charges reduced

  • A disorderly conduct charge against Adam N. Kinzler, 22, of Heidelberg, was reduced to a non-traffic citation. Scott police charged Kinzler on April 6.

 

Charges waived to court

  • Drunken driving and careless driving charges against Christopher McCartney, 47, of McDonald, were waived to court. South Fayette police charged McCartney on April 7.

 

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