Hearing for Area Man Accused of Racking Up Over $600 in Charges on Local Woman’s Debit, Credit Cards Set for Tuesday

JEFFERSON CO., Pa. (EYT) – A hearing is scheduled for Tuesday for an area man who is accused of racking up over $600.00 in charges on a local woman’s credit and debit cards without her permission.

Court documents indicate 34-year-old Mark A. Seduski, of DuBois, is scheduled to stand for a preliminary hearing in front of Magisterial District Judge David B. Inzana at 11:15 a.m. on October 16, on the following charges:

– Access Device Issued to Another Who Did Not Auth Use, Misdemeanor 1 (four counts)
– Access Device Issued to Another Who Did Not Auth Use, Misdemeanor 2 (10 counts)
– Receiving Stolen Property, Misdemeanor 2 (four counts)
– Receiving Stolen Property, Misdemeanor 3 (10 counts)
– Theft By Unlawful Taking-Movable Property, Misdemeanor 2 (four counts)
– Theft By Unlawful Taking-Movable Property, Misdemeanor 3 (10 counts)

The charges stem from an investigation into a theft report in July.

Details of the case:

According to a criminal complaint, around 5:35 p.m. on July 21, Sykesville Borough Police met with a known victim who reported that Mark A. Seduski, who had previously lived with the victim and her husband, had used her credit and debit card information to make purchases and pay bills without her permission.

The complaint notes the victim stated she did give Seduski permission to use one of her credit cards once, having him make a purchase for her on his Amazon Prime account in April of 2021.

The complaint also indicates the victim had given Seduski her debit card, from the same bank, on July 15 when she took him to a local fast-food restaurant for dinner, and Seduski took the card into the restaurant, while the victim stayed in the car, to pay for the food.

The victim told police that when she was balancing her checkbook on July 18, she discovered deductions from her checking account that she did not make or authorize.

According to the complaint, the victim found one of the deductions was for a gas bill in the amount of $169.95, and two were from rental company, one in the amount of $151.51 and another in the amount of $131.28. She then contacted the rental company and asked about the charge, and since she had the payment information, they gave her the name on the accounts the payments went to, and in both cases, the owner of the account was Seduski.

The victim also contacted the gas company, and again, since she had the payment information, they gave her the name on the account, which was also Mark Seduski, according to the complaint.

The victim then contacted her bank and informed them of the unauthorized charges. The bank temporarily reimbursed her account in the amount of $452.74 while they completed an investigation. However, the complaint notes police weren’t certain, at the time of filing the complaint, if the reimbursement would be made permanent.

The victim also told police that on July 19, she asked Seduski if he used her debit card without her permission, and he had admitted that he had done so, the complaint states.

Police then spoke to Seduski on July 21.

According to the complaint, when questioned, Seduski told police he had the victim’s credit card information because he ordered things for her on Amazon since he had a Prime account and she did not. He reportedly said he “didn’t realize” the information was automatically saved on his computer, and then when he went to pay his bills, he didn’t realize the card number that was coming up was the victim’s card number and not his own. He also told police that he had agreed to pay the victim back for what he had used.

The complaint notes when police asked the victim if Seduski had offered to pay her back, she stated he did not, and she said that he hadn’t even apologized for using her account.

Seduski reportedly told police that he had accidentally used the account he had previous access to from the Amazon purchase, which was a bank card belonging to the victim.

However, the complaint indicates the card used for the rental company and gas bill was another bank card belonging to the victim.

The complaint notes that this card should have never been on Seduski’s computer, as he was never given access to use it prior to July 15, when he used it for the victim at a fast-food restaurant. The only way the victim’s bank debit card information could have been on Seduski’s computer was if he had intentionally copied the information and entered it himself sometime after having access to the card on July 15.

According to the complaint, the gas bill charge and the first rental company charge posted to the victim’s account on July 16, and the second rental company charge posted to the victim’s account on July 19.

After discovering the unauthorized use of her debit card, the victim also looked into her other accounts, and subsequently found more unauthorized charges on another credit card, the complaint indicates.

She discovered the following unauthorized charges on her bank card:

– $13.77 on April 24, 2020, for Amazon Prime
– $66.79 on May 2, 2021, for a purchase made on Amazon
– $13.77 on October 24, 2020, for Amazon Prime
– $13.77 on November 24, 2020, for Amazon Prime
– $13.77 on December 26, 2020, for Amazon Prime
– $13.77 on January 24, 2021, for Amazon Prime
– $13.77 on May 24, 2021, for Amazon Prime
– $10.48 on May 25, 2021, for a purchase on Amazon
– $24.33 on June 21, 2021, for a purchase on Amazon
– $13.77 on June 24, 2021, for Amazon Prime
– $15,85 on July 9, 2021, for a purchase on Amazon

The complaint indicates that overall, Seduski charged a total of $676.58 to the victim’s accounts without her permission.

According to the complaint, on August 3, 2021, the victim received a check from a trust account in the amount of $450.00 with Mark Seduski’s name on the memo line. The victim told police she has not cashed the check and wishes to proceed with the criminal investigation.

The charges were filed against Seduski through Magisterial District Judge David B. Inzana’s office on September 28.


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