State Police Calls: Elderly Victim Defrauded of Over $32,000; Repeated Welfare Checks Lead to Harassment Charges

Area state police responded to the following incidents:

Elderly Victim Defrauded of $32,150

A significant theft, amounting to over $30,000, has been reported in Union Township, Clearfield County. The Pennsylvania State Police – DuBois Patrol Unit is currently investigating the incident.

The theft, classified as a crime by deception, took place between June 6, 2023, and August 31, 2023. The stolen property reported is US currency totaling $32,150. The victim, an elderly man from Rockton, PA, reported the loss to the State Police.

Trooper Connor from the DuBois Patrol Unit is leading the investigation into this high-value theft. The exact details of the deception and the identity of the possible perpetrator(s) have not been disclosed yet due to the ongoing investigation.

As the investigation unfolds, additional information will be provided to the public as appropriate.

Repeated Welfare Checks Lead to Harassment Charges

An Altoona man has been charged with harassment for what Pennsylvania State Police believe to be illegitimate use of welfare checks. Troopers from the DuBois Patrol Unit responded to the incident on January 30, 2024, at 7:23 PM on Cardinal Drive in Union Township, Clearfield County.

The defendant, a male from Altoona, PA, had reportedly requested a welfare check on his juvenile son. This incident marks the eighth to tenth time that the police have been contacted in reference to the defendant’s welfare checks.

The victim, a 20-year-old female from Rockton, PA, has been identified as the person who has been subject to these repeated welfare checks.

Trooper Jordan from the DuBois Patrol Unit is leading the ongoing investigation into these allegations.


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