15 December 2023- Troopers say a Clear Spring man broke into a Chambersburg trading card shop in June then tried to hawk his stolen merchandise on eBay shortly after the theft. Jamie Lee Wiley of Maryland is charged with two counts of felony burglary, two counts of felony criminal trespassing, two counts of felony theft, and two counts of misdemeanor criminal mischief damaging property. Wiley remains behind bars on $15,000 bail.
Around 12:30pm on June 6th, Pennsylvania State Police Troopers were alerted to a break in at the All Fun and Games shop in Chambersburg the night before. After arriving at the store around noon, the owner allegedly noticed that he was burglarized, including a loss of a number of Magic The Gathering display cards as well as a black cash box with about $200 inside of it. Additionally, police say that an unknown amount of Magic cards, Pokémon cards, Yu Gi Oh, and Dragon Ball Z cards were taken from the store.
Some time after the initial theft, the owner reportedly sent PSP an email regarding a serialized card that was stolen on June 6th. That card, a serialized #45/500 foil limited edition Magic card, was posted on eBay for sale. The person who was selling it, police say, was very cooperative and said that they had previously bought the card from Jamie Wiley and his company Dragon Gem Trading LLC through Facebook Marketplace. Purchasing the card from Wiley via Marketplace and sending money through PayPal, the man provided all of the relevant info to PSP. In correspondence between the eBay seller and Wiley, the two allegedly agreed to a price of $1500, which would classify the crime as a felony.
On September 5th, while PSP were still investigating the previous burglary, they were called to All Fun and Games for another burglary. During the break-in, which reportedly lasted 40 minutes, the perpetrator allegedly took Yu Gi Oh cards, Legacy Magic cards, a black Jansport backpack, Jeweled Lotus Magic cards, limited Yu Gi Oh Blue Eyes White Dragon Anniversary sets, and March of the Machine Magic card sets. Security footage of the break in reportedly shows a mana in a similar white hoodie and mask to the person who perpetrated the June 6th break in.
Wiley’s residence was searched via a warrant service on September 6th, the very next day. During a search by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office in Clear Spring, investigators allegedly found a number of specific cards stolen the day prior from All Fun and Games.
Jamie Wiley is behind bars on $15,000 bail. His preliminary hearing is set for December 28th.
Sources: Docket Number: MJ-39303-CR-0000121-2023, Incident No.: PA 2023-1176472