29 December 2023- After already being charged with a number of burglaries at a Chambersburg tabletop and trading card store, a Maryland man is facing new charges for breaking into that same store earlier this year. Jamie Lee Wiley is charged with two counts of felony burglary, felony theft, and felony criminal mischief damaging property. Wiley was given an additional bail of $10,000, which he has not posted.
While the initial investigations of burglaries at the All Fun and Games shop in Chambersburg centered around break-ins around June 6th, police were initially dispatched to the store on January 30th, 2023 around 12:45pm. When police arrived, they spoke to the owner who allegedly told them that he noticed an opening in the wall where the air conditioning unit had been.
Extremely distraught, the owner told police “I can’t believe this”, before showing them back door latches that were partially undone. Troopers say that items missing from the store include limited edition Pokémon cards and Yu-Gi-Oh cards, all of which were serialized and especially expensive due to rarity.
Calls went out to multiple card stores in the areas around Franklin County, to which police learned that the cards ended up in the hands of a game store in Frederick, Maryland. Police say that the men who sold the cards were listed as Jamie Wiley and another man. That other man does not have any pending charges as of the time of this writing, neither in Franklin County nor Washington/Frederick Counties in Maryland.
Troopers make note in court filings that all the Pokémon cards, which included a Team Rocket 1st edition booster box, Rillaboom Vmax card, Marshadow and Machamp card, Moltres Zapdos Articuno card, Cramorant V Card, Centiskorch Falinks V card, Zigzagoon card, and a Yu-Gi-Oh The Forceful Sentry card, were all serialized. This would make it much easier to identify the exact cards that were taken from their original retailer.
Jamie Wiley is still behind bars in Franklin County. His preliminary hearing on his newest case is January 9th, 2024.
Sources: Docket Number: MJ-39303-CR-0000174-2023, Incident No.: PA 2023-1176472