Hearing Set for Woman Accused of Theft of Prescription Drugs from Punxsy Residence

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (EYT) – A hearing date has been set for a 66-year-old woman accused of the theft of prescription drugs from a residence in Punxsutawney.

According to court documents, 66-year-old Candy G. Pfendler of Shippenville is scheduled to stand for a preliminary hearing in front of Magisterial District Judge Jacqueline J. Mizerock at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 20, on one third-degree misdemeanor charge of Theft By Unlawful Taking-Movable Property.

The charge is the result of a theft that allegedly occurred on Saturday, July 6, at a residence located on Robinson Street, in Punxsutawney, Bell Township, Jefferson County.

According to a criminal complaint filed by Trooper Fairman of PSP Punxsutawney, around 4:17 p.m. on Monday, July 8, a known man contacted the Punxsutawney station regarding prescription medication that was stolen from his residence.

The victim told the police that his sister-in-law – Candy Pfendler – was staying at his residence when the theft of 16 Tramadol pills was believed to have occurred.

Pfendler was interviewed later that day, regarding the theft.

According to Trooper Fairman on the criminal complaint, “she admitted to stealing the Tramadol pills.”

Trooper Fairman filed the charge against Pfendler and a certified summons was issued on July 18.


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