Shippensburg woman allegedly uses stolen bank card to buy hundreds of dollars worth of tobacco, lottery tickets

03 October 2023- A Shippensburg woman is facing 12 felonies after police allegedly search her house and find a missing/stolen bank card that had numerous fraudulent transactions on it. Chasida Marie Lener is charged with seven counts of felony access device fraud, five felony counts of unlawful use of a computer to access funds, misdemeanor theft, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, and misdemeanor possession of a device known to be counterfeit or altered. Lener is behind bars on $10,000 bail.

On September 26th, Shippensburg PD were alerted by a victim to a series of fraudulent charges on their bank cards after they lost an ID holder and car key. The victim allegedly told police they had likely lost them after leaving Aroogas earlier the night/morning before.

Obtaining a list of the fraudulent charges, police spoke with a number of businesses that had also been patronized by the fraudster. Multiple gas stations and a tobacco shop were approached by police, with them allegedly all giving police video of the times of the transactions. They all reportedly showed Chasida Lener purchasing a significant amount of lottery tickets and other items including filter tubes, Zippo lighter fluid, and bags of pipe tobacco.

Police executed a search warrant on Lener’s apartment and on the debit card itself. When police arrived, they allegedly saw Lener walking down the front of Aroogas carrying a stack of lottery tickets and a green clipboard box containing more lottery tickets and the stolen debit card in question. Police were also able to seize a number of other items that were or could have been purchased with the stolen card.

Chasida Lener is behind bars on $10,000 bail. Her preliminary hearing is set for October 11th.

Sources: Docket Number: MJ-09301-CR-0000318-2023, Incident No.: SP-2023-6569