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Charges Filed Against Shippenville Woman for Theft of Prescription Drugs

Thursday, July 25, 2019 @ 12:07 AM

Posted by Joanne Bauer

police-new-colorfulJEFFERSON CO., Pa. (EYT) – State police filed charges against a Shippenville woman for theft of prescription drugs from a residence in Punxsutawney.

According to court documents, Punxsutawney-based State Police filed criminal charges against 66-year-old Candy G. Pfendler, of Shippenville, in Magisterial District Judge Jacqueline J. Mizerock’s office on July 18.

The charges are the result of a theft that reportedly occurred on Saturday, July 6, at a residence located on Robinson Street, in Punxsutawney, Bell Township, Jefferson County.

According to a criminal complaint filed by Trooper Fairman, of PSP Punxsutawney, around 4:17 p.m. on Monday, July 8, a known man contacted the Punxsutawney station in regard to prescription medication that was stolen from his residence.

Upon speaking to the victim, he related that his sister-in-law – Candy Pfendler – was staying at his residence when the theft of 16 Tramadol pills was believed to have occurred.

Pfendler was interviewed later that day, regarding the theft. At this time, “she admitted to stealing the Tramadol pills,” according to the criminal complaint.

Trooper Fairman filed a third-degree misdemeanor charge of Theft By Unlawful Taking-Movable Property against Pfendler.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. on August 20 with Judge Mizerock presiding.

A certified summons was issued to Pfendler on July 18.

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