KULPMONT — Janine M. Wary, 49, of 48 Thomas St., Coal Township, was charged by Kulpmont Police Chief Patrick McAndrew with four felony counts and one misdemeanor for allegedly stealing $83,156.15 from 2103-16 from her former employer, Pennex Powder Company, Kulpmont.
Michael A. Bressi, of Pennex, reported to Kulpmont police on May 12, 2016, that Wary had forged checks with his father’s signature. He said Wary had sent him a check on April 28 and May 15, both for $1,000, that he did not cash.
Wary spoke with McAndrew and Mount Carmel Township Patrolman Michael Pitcavage on March 1, and was read her Miranda Warnings. She admitted to police her husband had gotten hurt at work in 2014, and she would use money from Pennex to pay her credit card bills, car payments and personal expenses.
She was arraigned on $25,000 unsecured bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 26.
COAL TOWNSHIP — Police said charges are pending against a driver who hit a phone pole on Tioga Street after making a 180-degree turn around 2:31 a.m. Friday.
Troy S. Kisela, 31, and his passenger, Nicole Zarko, 30, both of 204 N. Meade St., Coal Township, sustained injuries after Kisela made a U-turn in the 200 block of Tioga Street and hit a phone pole head-on before the vehicle drifted backwards.
The vehicle, owned by Melony A. Kisela, of 346 S. Vine St., Mount Carmel, sustained severe damaged and was towed from the scene.
Zarko was treated at Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital and released. Kisela was transported to Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.
SHAMOKIN DAM — State Police at Selinsgrove charged Barry Reismiller, 60, of Mount Carmel, for driving on the right-hand shoulder of Route 11/15, causing a two-vehicle collision.
Police said Abel Reyes, 52, of Manassas, Virginia, was attempting to make a left-hand turn into McDonald’s on Susquehanna Trail, while the northbound traffic was stopped. Reismiller was traveling north on the shoulder when Reyes was turning into McDonald’s, with the two colliding in the entrance.