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Woman Accused of Stealing While Cleaning Upper St. Clair Homes

The latest from Magisterial District Judge Robert Wyda's office.

A Monongahela woman hired to clean homes in Upper St. Clair is charged with stealing more than $15,000 in jewelry and cash from three of the houses.

Three counts of unlawful taking against Melissa Lynn Wellington, 40, were waived to court Monday.

According to a criminal complaint, Upper St. Clair police were called to one of the homes after the homeowners confronted Wellington on Oct. 30.

District Judge Robert Wyda also heard these Upper St. Clair cases on Monday in magisterial district court:

  • The case against Michael J. Brams, 32, of Upper St. Clair was continued for a second time on Monday. The former Sears employee is facing one count of theft by unlawful taking for allegedly stealing $100 from a cash register in July.
  • Retail theft and drug charges against Amanda Binger, 24, were waived to court Monday.  According to a criminal complaint filed by Upper St. Clair police, a Sears security officer stated he observed Binger stealing $69 worth of clothing. When he confronted her, she ran and he caught up with her in another part of South Hills Village, according to the complaint. Officers found suspected stamp bags of heroin in her possession, according to the complaint.

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