Granville resident charged in 32K theft
TROY - A Granville Summit resident has been charged with theft by deception and other offenses for the theft of $32,463.39 in fuel and various items belonging to Michels Pipeline, according to court papers filed at the office of Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox of Troy.
Teresa Gail Hiller, 31, of Granville Summit, also has been charged with receiving stolen property and access device fraud for the incident, which took place between May and October 2012 at the Pump-N-Pantry on Route 14 in Canton Township.
The papers note that Hiller repeatedly used the credit account belonging to Michels while not being authorized to do from approximately May 1 through Oct. 10.
According to an affidavit prepared by Trooper Nathan Lewis of the Pennsylvania State Police, the president of another company stated that his company was contracted to work for Michels Pipeline from August to December 2011, and the company also worked for Michels in July and August of 2012. The company was authorized to fuel their vehicles using an on-site fuel tank provided by Michels.
The official stated that Hiller was on the Michels job for a brief time before she was fired, and that if Hiller ever used the Pump-N-Pantry account, it would have been to fill her work vehicle and only her work vehicle.
The official stated that given the nature, amount, and time frame from which the incident occurred, the charges made by Hiller are "undoubtedly fraudulent."
According to Wilcox, Hiller faces a preliminary hearing at 1 p.m. today. She was placed in Bradford County Correctional Facility after she didn't post $85,000 bail.
Eric Hrin can be reached at (570) 297-5251; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.