Yeagertown woman jailed

38-year-old faces forgery charges

YEAGERTOWN — A 38-year-old woman is facing nine forgery charges after allegedly using a credit card from a found wallet.

Brandice K. Smith, of Yeagertown, was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Jack Miller Sunday, and is awaiting a preliminary hearing scheduled for Wednesday.

Smith is being housed in Mifflin County Correctional Facility in lieu of $50,000 cash bail.

According to court documents, a woman reported on Sunday that she lost her wallet in the Weis Market’s parking lot in Derry Township, and after checking her bank statement, found that her First Commonwealth Bank debit card was charged nine times.

Through the course of the investigation, police found Smith charged $174.81 in purchases to the woman’s card.

Surveillance footage showed the woman leaving the store with her wallet hanging out of her purse, and it falling out in the parking lot. Surveillance footage showed Smith picking up the wallet, carry it into the store, walk around the checkout counter and exit the store, then get into her vehicle, court documents indicate.

When interviewed by police, Smith said she intended to return the wallet.