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Woman Accused Of Charging $15K on Friend's Credit Card

The victim inadvertently paid for the charges for more than a year, according to the criminal complaint.

The hearing for a Bethel Park woman accused of ringing up more than $15,000 of charges on a former friend's credit card was continued for 30 days on Monday in district Judge Robert Wyda's courtroom.

Janet Pyszka, 47, is charged with one count of access device fraud.

In September, an Upper St. Clair man reported to police that someone had been using his credit card since December 2010 and that he had inadvertently paid off the unauthorized charges, according to a criminal complaint.

When the alleged abuse was uncovered, the victim allegedly found purchases from Comcast; Asian Garden; Fox's; Raya's; Pizza Parma; Verizon Wireless; Vocelli's; Duquesne Light; Pennslyvania American Water and others.

Police stated that Pyszka, a former friend of the victim's wife, surfaced as a suspect and that she voluntarily came to the police department and provided a verbal and written statement accepting full responsibility to the charges.

william atwell December 18, 2012 at 01:47 PM
Such a shame. I am glad we have a police detective like Englert. I think they should just call him Columbo. The chief should let him wear a rumpled rain jacket and gnaw on a cigar. Here is my question how did she come into possession of said credit card? What is goin with Bethel Park first a guy arrested for attempted Roberry and now this? Poor judge wyda having to deal with stupid people once again
BobE December 18, 2012 at 03:10 PM
Perhaps a disgruntled former friend?!

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