Abner Belk CP-06-CR-0003236-2012

Photo from Reading Eagle

Photo from Reading Eagle

  1. On Saturday May 26,2012 at 0751 hours members of the Wyomissing Police Department responded to the Metro Bank at 2101 State Hill Road Wyomissing, Berks County, Pennsylvania for a report of a robbery that just occurred.
  2. Investigators learned that a white male suspect entered the bank at approximately 0746 hours and approached the teller, Victim#1. at the teller line. The suspect was described as a middle-aged male with white baseball hat.  He kept his left hand on which he was wearing a white latex-type glove, behind his back as he approached the counter. The suspect handed Victim#1 a handwritten note demanding cash and an empty white envelope.  No weapon was displayed.  The suspect exited the bank through the same door he entered and walked to a parked vehicle on the North side of the building.
  3. A second employee, Witness#1. stated that she observed the suspect’s vehicle leave the scene. Witness #1 described the vehicle as a 2000’s, sliver Chevrolet Malibu-type vehicle. She described the license plate on the rear of the vehicle as being somewhat yellow in color, like a wildlife-type tag.
  4. Upon examining the footage, the suspect appeared to be a white, middle-aged male, wearing a gray t-shirt, gray pants, black sneakers with white on the soles, sunglasses, and a white baseball cap with a red and black logo.
  5. Based on information obtained from the demand note, I contacted Metro Bank security officer Mary DISHONG and asked her to search for additional surveillance footage.
  6. On May 30, 2012 I was contacted by DISHONG who informed me they isolated footage of a subject who entered the Metro Bank at 2101 State Hill Rd. on Friday 05/25112 at 1848hrs. This subject used the ATM in the vestibule to check his account balance. He was identified as Abner BELK of 305 Laurel Ridge Rd apt #13, Reinholds. Berks County, PA – date of birth 05/19/1961. His appearance was similar to that of the suspect.
  7. The manager of the apartment unit where BELK resides related that BELK drives a silver Chevrolet Cobalt and works at Homewood Suites in Spring Township.
  8. Wyomissing PD Criminal Investigator George BELL and I checked Homewood Suites and found a 2007 silver Chevrolet Cobalt bearing Pennsylvania registration WR0354B, which is registered to Abner BELK 305 Laurel Ridge Road Apt. 13 Reinholds, Pa. 17569. The registration plate is a Wildlife Resources plate.
  9. On June 05, 2012, your affiant received a search warrant for the Metro Bank account records pertaining to BELK’s accounts. I learned that BELK made three cash deposits after the robbery (05/26/12 at 1103hrs, 05/31/12, and 06/01/12) .
  10. Also included in these records were copies of handwritten checks for his account.  Wyomissing PD Sgt. William. Roecker, who is trained in questioned document examinations, compared the demand note presented by the suspect at the time of the robbery to the handwriting on the checks for BELK’s account. Sgt. Roecker preliminarily concluded that there are similarities between the samples and the demand note.
  11. On ‘June 07, 2012, your affiant obtained a search warrant for BELK’s apartment. Found during that search were several gray t-shirts, gray pants, black sneakers with white on the soles, and a white envelope containing cash.
  12. BELK voluntarily agreed to speak with investigators during the search of his apartment. He was transported to the Wyomissing Police Department by Criminal Investigator George Bell and I. BELK signed a notification of non-arrest form at 1835hrs. During the interview, BELK informed us that he committed the Metro Bank robbery on 05/26/12.
  13. BELK was read his Miranda Rights at 1859hrs. He waived his rights and provided investigators with a signed question-and-answer statement detailing the robbery.
  14. Based on the information received and investigation conducted, I ask that a warrant of arrest be issued for Abner BELK.

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Holly Levan CP-06-CR-0005774-2001

The following affidavit of probable cause consists of a number of incidents which occured in Colebrookdale Township, Berks county, between the dates of February 28, 2001 and September 5, 2001. In each of the incidents, a uniformed police officer of the Colebrookdale District Police Department responded to a police dispatch of harassment.

On February 28, 2001 at approximately 0626hrs, CDPD responded to 407 N. Reading Ave, to meet Holly Levan, for a report of a note that was left on the windshield of her vehicle. The note was written in red marker, “I will get you”.  At that time, Levan advised that she had parked her vehicle at 1815hrs on 2-27-01 and her live in boyfriend, Allen Detwiler came home at 2300hrs on 2-27-01 and did not notice the note. Infering that niether of the two of them had left the note.

On March 15, 2001 at approximately 2242hrs, CDPD responded to 407 N. Reading Ave, to meet Holly Levan and her boyfriend, Allen Detwiler. Upon arrival, the CDPD was advised that a note had been found in the front door at that residence.  The note was computer generated and said “I will get you sometime some how beware” .

On March 27, 2001 at approxiately 2107hrs, CDPD responded to 407 N. Reading Ave, to meet Holly Levan. She advised that she had found a note in a bush located in her yard, behind her parked vehicle. The note was written on a napkin and in orange marker, “this is the end”.

On April 5, 2001 at approximately 2205hrs, CDPD responded to 407 N. Reading Ave, to meet Allen Detwiler. Allen advised that he had gotten a letter in the mail that was directed towards Holly Levan. The letter was on a store bought type, printed greeting card that read, “Too depressed to write more ..hand shaking as crying continues ••.. can hardly keep pen on paper.” There was a personalized note typed on the greeting card and read, “Holly, you have destroyed s0 many peoples lives and have brainwashed your kids that it is time for you to pay. As you have been warned you can run but you can’t hide. There will be a time when you will let your guard down and somebody will get you. So far it has been just warnings on the road and in writing. But soon there will be action. You will pay for all you have doner They will never know who did it or who to suspect until it is to late for anyone to Bay good bye. I do not care who is around they will all go down. There will be not witnesses. It may be done by a person or mechanical failure, or even by mail. Everybody will have to wait and see. Oh I bet the suspense is killing you.”

On April 8, 2001 at approximately 1905hrs, CDPD responded t 931 N. Reading Ave, the home of Holly Levan’s parents, for a report of another that was found. Holly Levan, advised CDPD that she found a note taped to her license plate on her vehicle. It was a tissue with writing in orange marker. It read, I “yes you were followed and found. Thee are many of us out there • Levan gave the account that she was at work from 0700-l600hrs on this same dat and was only at her parents for an hour when she found the note. Her account waB that the note may have been left sometime after 12 noon on this same date.

On April 17, 2001 at approximately 0002hrs, CDPD responded 0 407 N. Reading Ave and met with Allen Detwiler. He advised that he had just arrived at the residence and noticed a note on the windshield of Holly Levan’s vehicle. The note was on pink pocket notebook paper and was written in red ink, in stencils and also had red ink smears on it. It read, “this blood could be yours” also with the note was a white, plastic knife with red ink smears on it, Holly Levan was present at the time and gave the account that at approximately 2045hrs she arrived home. At 2130hrs she left her dogs out and at 2200hrs hey were barking but she never saw anything, infering that someone else had lef the note.

On April 20, 2001 at approximately 1800hrs, CDPD responded to 407 N. Reading Ave and met with Holly Levan. She advised CDPD that her son and her father had found a polaroid picture of her. This picture had a hole put through her head and chest with an unknown object.

On April 22, 2001 at approximately 1958hrs, CDPD responded to 931 N. Reading Ave and met with Holly Levan. She advised CDPD that her father noticed a white envelope sticking out of her left front hubcap on her vehicle. That note was addressed to Ms. Holly Weller-Levan-Dewiler.  It is quite lengthy in nature however some of its contents read, “I hope you have enjoyed the time you have had with your kids because you never know when it could be your last day with
them.  Also enjoy the time you have with your so called boyfriend …because you never know when that will end either.”

On April 28, 2001 at approximately 0959hrs, CDPD responde to 407 N. Reading Ave and met with Holly Levan. Levan advised that she found a other note, this time on the hood of her car. It had a magnet on it to keep it on the vehicle.  This note was also quite lengthy and some of its contents read , “Tell everyone you know who is involved to be on their toes and always look behind you. I bet you are running scarred from all the notes that have appeared. I will never get
cought because I have been using using many different ways an much caution in case you were dumb enough to to hire a body guard, use a viddeo camera or other things .••you will hear hear from me or somebody else sometime or somewhere so beware.”

On May 6, 2001 at approximately 2150hrs, CDPD responded t 407 N. Reading Ave to meet Holly Levan. She stated that she had found a note tha was attached by glue to her car’s passenger side headlight. The note was on a small piece of pink paper and read, “Things to do before the end, annoy, fol ow, scare, give warnings, threaten, show possibilities, tell possibilities, skook, mischief, pranks, play around car, threaten more, scare people that are loved, threaten more, cause to look back all the time, destroy all involved, e very careful not to get caught.” Levan advised CDPD that she had moved her car at 2030hrs on this same date and did not notice the note, infering that someone lse must have left the note. Allen Detwiler noticed the note when he got home at 2145hrs on this date.

On May 8, 2001 at approximately 1B3Bhrs, CDPD responded 407 N. Reading Ave after an off duty CDPD ofticer noticed a note on the garage at this address.  This note was identical to the one found on 5/6/01.

On May 9, 2001 at approximately 1845hrs, CDPD responded to 407 N. Reading Ave to meet with Allen Detwiler. He advised that he found some items in the alley along side the garage at this property. Those items were a packet of domestic violence paperwork with Berks County information on them. These items were burnt around the edges. A small booklet titled “Helping a child grieve and grow” and one titled “Answers to a child’s questions about death”, there was also a small white candle which had been previously burnt.

On May 14, 2001 at approximately 1904hrs, CDPD responded 10 931 N. Reading Ave and met with Holly Levan. At that time, Levan advised that when her mother went to pick up her (Levan’s) mail at the post office. When she got back to 931 N. Reading Ave she noticed there was a bulky envelope addressed to Mrs Holly-Levan-Detwiler. The envelope had a cancelled first class stamp, post marked at New Berlinville Post Office. Considering the threatening contents of letters previously received including the letter received on April 5, 2001. CDPD decided
to callout CDPD’s bomb detection dog and his handler, as well as the Reading Bomb Squad. The envelope was x-rayed and it was still unknown what was inside the envelope, therefore it was sprayed in the bomb squad’s water cannon. It was determined at that time that the contents were a Craftman pocket screwdriver, several rubber bands and paperclips.

On June 5, 2001 at approximately 1705hrs, Holly Levan called CDPD and advised that she had just received a phone call while at work, from her mother.  According to Levan, her mother had picked up Levan’s mail and taken it to her own residence at 931 N. Reading Ave. It was then that she noticed another bulky envelope. CDPD responded to 931 N. Reading Ave and requested CPD’s bomb detection K9 and handler again but they had a delayed responle time. Therefore CDPD officers on scene opened the envelope. It contained a paperclip, rubber band, metal tie, string and a plastic connector. Also in the envelope was a computer generated note with pictures of dynamite sticks and a round bomb. The note read, “time is running out for you to figure out what is going to happen and who is all involved. soon it will be all over and the notes will stop. you will never know if you will be safe or not”.

On July 15, 2001 at approximately 1629hrs, CDPD was dispatched to respond to their police department, 765 W. Philadelphia Ave, to meet Holly Levan regarding her finding another note. Levan advised CDPD that she found the note on her vehicle, near the windshield wipers. This note was on a ripped brown bag and was hand written in black ink, “PFA or not I will get you, it also had red or orange marker smeared on it.

On July 15, 2001 at approximately 2210hrs, CDPD responded 0 407 N. Reading Ave. Holly Levan advised she found another note. This note was on the ground near the garage. It read, “something might happen at anytime look out.” Levan also stated that she had seen her ex-husband, Scott Levan in the area of her residence approximately five minutes before she got home and found the note leading us to believe him to be a possible suspect.

On several occasions throughout this time period, I, Officer Mathias believing Holly Levan, to be a victim in this case, had numerous conversations with her about this case.  She periodically provided myself and other officers with  information of her seeing her ex-husband in the area of her house.  I advised her that we were keeping a look out for his vehicle and she gave descriptions of other vehicles, owned by his f&mily members, that he may be driving, such as a
dark blue pick up truck, a red van and a red SUV. On numerous occasions she would call CDPD and say that she had just seen her ex-husband Scott Levan drive past her house, leading us to believe we may find a note left by him on her car or around her house.  During this time, CDPD officers made random , daily checks of the residence at 407 N. Reading Ave and 931 N. Reading Ave, hoping to catch someone on the property or leaving a note and these checks were unsuccessful in doing so.  Additionally, the following dated notes were packed and sent to PSP Reading Crime Lab for fingerprint analysis: 3/27/01, 4/5/01, 4/8/01, 4/17/01, 4/23/01, 4/28/01, 5/8/01, 5/9/01. No latent fingerprints were found on any of these notes.

On September 5, 2001 at approximately 2205hrs, I, Officer Mathias, took a written statement from the defendant, Holly Levan, admitting that she is the one who wrote all of the notes in question and that she mailed or put each of these notes. wherever they were found.

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Bethany Lynn Helbert CP-06-CR-0002154-2010

On Friday 1-8-10 at 2022hrs I responded to 1032 Mulberry St for a complaint of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. On location, MARY ANN HELBERT told me that her step-daughter, BETHANY LYNN HELBERT, took her 2003 blue Pontiac Vibe(PA reg- GCM7757) without permission and crashed it. MARY said that she .received a call from Trooper Lang with the PA State Police. Trp Lang told MARY that her vehicle was in an accident on the 1-81 South ramp to Progress Ave in Susquehanna Township, Daulphin County. The report number for this accident is H01-1909250. MARY ANN told me that BETHANY took her car without permission and drove it to Harrisburg to visit a boyfriend. MARY ANN said she had no knowledge that BETHANY took the car, and would not have allowed BETHANY to take it if she would have asked.

BETHANY was standing next to MARY when MARY told me about the accident and unauthorized use of her vehicle. I asked BETHANY if she took the Pontiac Vibe without permission. She said yes that she did. I asked her where she took the keys from and she pointed to a shelf on the wall. MARY ANN wanted BETHANY charged and for BETHANY to pay for the damages to the car.

Based on the investigation conducted and information received I respectfully request a Summons be issued to BETHANY LYNN HELBERT for the charge listed in this complaint.

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Scott Thomas Geiswite CP-47-CR-0000035-2008

This incident occurred as on or about August 2007, the DEFENDANT removed multiple Credit Card Checks and personal checks which belonged to his Grandmother, Peggy GEISWITE, from her residence located at 166A Indian Run Rd in Valley Twp, Montour County, Pennsylvania. The DEFENDANT proceeded to make the checks payable to himself and forge his Grandmother’s signature. The DEFENDANT then cashed the checks profitting from them in the following
amounts:

Chase Credit Card Check # 2204 made out to and subsequently cashed by THE DEFENDANT in the amount of $900.00
Chase Credit Card Check # 2205 made out to and subsequently cashed by THE DEFENDANT in the amount of $800.00
FNB personal check # 6321 made out to and subsequently cashed by THE DEFENDANT in the amount of $100.00
FNB personal check # 6322 made out to and subsequently cashed by THE DEFENDANT in the amount of $175.00
FNB personal check # 6323 made out to and subsequently cashed by THE DEFENDANT in the amount of $100.00
FNB personal check # 6324 made out to and subsequently cashed by THE DEFENDANT in the amount of $75.00
FNB personal check # 6325 made out to and subsequently cashed by THE DEFENDANT in the amount of $100.00
FNB personal check # 6326 made out to and subsequently cashed by THE DEFENDANT in the amount of $100.00
FNB Credit Card Check # 2300 made out to and subsequently cashed by THE DEFENDANT in the amount of $100.00
FNB Credit Card Check # 2301 made out to and subsequently cashed by THE DEFENDANT in the amount of $350.00
FNB Credit Card Check # 2302 made out to and subsequently cashed by THE DEFENDANT in the amount of $350.00

The victim reported this incident when she found charges to her accounts which she did not authorize. She signed affidavits of forgery with FNB bank and reported fraudulent activity to both credit companies. The victim advised me that she did not sign any of the aforementioned checks nor did she authorize THE DEFENDANT to sign them. She explained that THE DEFENDANT lived next to her during the summer of 2007 and was frequently in and around her home where he could have had access to her mail and her checkbook.

THE DEFENDANT was interviewed on 09/24/07 at PSP Milton. He was advised of his Miranda Rights, acknowledged understanding of same, signed a Rights waiver and warning, and agreed to speak with me about this incident. He admitted to taking his Grandmother’s checks, forging her signature, writing the checks out to himself, and cashing them.  He recalled cashing some of the checks at the Susquehanna Community Bank in Shamokin Dam where he had an account at the time.

Original Document can be downloaded here.

Current status of the case can be accessed here.

Scott Thomas Geiswite CP-19-CR-0000728-2008

The Defendant in this case, Scott Thomas GEISWITE, engaged in a course of conduct over the specified time period of Theft by Deception related offenses against the victims. GEISWITE would tell the victims stories of personal tragedy and/or suffering in order to gain money from them to allegedly assist him in dealing with the tragedies and/or suffering. After receiving the fraudulently obtained money from the victims, GEISWITE would then spend the money on his normal personal everyday bills such as rent, groceries, etc. and not towards dealing with his originally stated reasons. The stories that GEISWITE told each victim in order to obtain the money were ultimately found to be fabricated, and therefore led the victims to give him the money that they would not have given him had the truth been revealed beforehand.

 VICTIM #1: Nancy Shuman HOCK Foundation

Several days prior to July 16, 2008 the Defendant Scott GEISWITE contacted the Nancy Shuman HOCK Foundation, located in Mt. Pleasant Twp., and spoke with Nancy HOCK.  He claimed to have a 6 year old son named Jake to his ex wife and that Jake had leukemia. He claimed that Jake was going to be treated at the st. Jude’s Hospital out of state and he needed a little more than $300 to travel there. HOCK stated her Foundation is set up to help persons in need so she agreed to donate money for the stated cause. On July 16th she wrote a check to GEISWITE for $2,350 (in excess of what GEISWITE had requested) to make sure their travel expenses were covered for the treatment. HOCK dropped the check off to GEISWITE at the Winn’s Motel on SR11 between Bloomsburg and Danville where he lived. While she was dropping the check off GEISWITE introduced her to a woman named Jolena (BRANDT) whom he said was his current wife.

At the end of July, 2008 GEISWITE contacted HOCK again. He claimed that they went to the hospital for treatment for Jake but the doctors could not do anything for him and that Jake has only a couple of months to live. GEISWITE then told her that Jake had a wish to go to Disney World before he died. HOCK referred him to other organizations like Make A Wish and the Miracle Network. GEISWITE claimed he already tried those places and they had already set up a visit by a NASCAR driver for Jake.

Several days later GEISWITE called her again and said that he had arranged a cheap trip to Disney World for Jake through friends of his he met when he previously worked there in Florida. He said it would cost just under $2,000 for the trip and all expenses and requested financial assistance from HOCK’S Foundation to pay for it. HOCK then decided to help them for Jake’s sake. On July 31,2008 she wrote a check to GEISWITE for $2,000. She went to Subway by Giant in Scott Twp. where he worked to drop the check off. GEISWITE was not present but arranged for her to give the check of a fellow employee.

Several days prior to August 19, 2008 GEISWITE contacted HOCK again and told her that the vacation to Disney was fun. He said they took lots of pictures and he bought a T-shirt for HOCK. He did not ask her for any money during this call. Then on August 19th GEISWITE called her again and said that Jake had passed away. He told HOCK that it would cost $9,000 for the funeral and asked her for financial assistance for it. After HOCK questioned him about the high cost of the funeral, GEISWITE told her he had gotten the price reduced and also obtained money from other people. GEISWITE told HOCK that he still needed $1,500 for the funeral which was to be in the Kennett Square, PA area. HOCK agreed to give him the $1,500 and set up a meeting with him on August 21 st at the same Subway where he worked. HOCK wrote a check out to GEISWITE on August 20th for $1,500 and then met him at the Subway on August 21st. During that meeting GEISWITE again told her the story about Jake passing away and needing the money for the funeral. HOCK asked GEISWITE to write out a statement to her about the need for the money so she had it for tax purposes. GEISWITE wrote out a statement there for HOCK in which he reiterated the entire story about his son, Jacob Ezra GEISWITE, being sick and seen at St. Jude’s, taking him to Disney World for his final wish, and then Jacob passing away due to his medical condition and the funeral being set for August 22nd. After receiving the written statement from GEISWITE, on August 21st HOCK gave GEISWITE the check for $1,500.

HOCK stated that several days after the alleged funeral GEISWITE called her and said that he and his present wife, Jolena GEISWITE, were pregnant and having a girl. He claimed that they at least could find some joy in the pregnancy after Jacob having passed away.

HOCK stated that on September 1, 2008 she received information through a friend who knew the GEISWITE family and HOCK. The information was that Scott GEISWITE does not have a son and had stolen the money from HOCK through his deception. HOCK then tracked down and spoke with GEISWITE’S ex-wife and confirmed that they do not have a child together named Jacob, yet alone a child that just passed away from leukemia. HOCK also confirmed with her bank that all 3 checks she gave GEISWITE were cashed by him.

VICTIM #2: Reverend Allen ACOR

During the springtime and early summer time of 2008 Scott GEISWITE had contacted an acquaintance of his, Rev. ACOR, to assist GEISWITE and his alleged wife Jolena (BRANDT) with some financial difficulties. ACOR agreed to provide them financial assistance out of his personal money and not through the funds of the church that he belongs. Rev. ACOR provided GEISWITE with money via checks and cash on several occasions for legitimate personal needs and expenses such as rent, groceries, etc. However, at least two occasions were learned of in which GEISWITE deceived Rev. ACOR in attempts to gain money.

During this time period GEISWITE told Rev. ACOR that GEISWITE suffered from colon cancer. GEISWITE claimed that he needed money to go to the mid-western United States to receive treatment and surgery for the cancer. GEISWITE said that he needed between $400 and $500 to travel there for the treatment. Rev. ACOR ultimately did not provide GEISWITE money for this request.

Shortly before June 30, 2008 GEISWITE had Jolena BRANDT contact Rev. ACOR to request money.  BRANDT told Rev. ACOR that GEISWITE was working somewhere in Carolinas presently and had fallen off a roof. BRANDT claimed that GEISWITE had injured his shoulder and needed surgery. She told Rev. ACOR that she needed the money to go visit GEISWITE where he was at out of state. Rev. ACOR agreed to help them financially with this request. On June 30th Rev. ACOR wrote a check out in GEISWITE’S name for $400 and gave it to BRANDT. Rev. ACOR met BRANDT at the Buckhorn Truck Stop in Hemlock Twp. to give the check to her.

INTERVIEWS:

On September 7, 2008 I interviewed Sarah REEDY, the ex-wife of Scott GEISWITE. She stated that she was married to him from 2004 until 2007. They do not have any children together and she is not aware of GEISWITE having any children at all. She stated that he is known for lying and for claiming he fathered children when in fact those claims are false. She stated she is not aware of any girlfriends that he had who he could even claim he had kids with.  On September 7, 2008 I interviewed Harold GEISWITE, the father of Scott GEISWITE. He stated that he is not aware of Scott having any children at all. He is also not aware of any children passing away recently that Scott could have claimed were his. He stated that Scott is a pathological liar and has claimed on numerous occasions to have fathered children with different girls when in fact none of those claims have proven to be
true.

On September 9, 2008 I spoke with Detective Jack TREVISAN of the Kennett Square Police Department. The purpose was to check the address of 115 First St. Kennett Square, PA that Scott GEISWITE provided as being the address of where his alleged son Jacob and his mother Rebecca REEDY, or Rebecca GONZALEZ live. Det. TREVISAN stated no such address exists in Kennett Square and there is no First St. in town. He
also checked his databases for Jacob’s alleged mother and found no records. On September 9, 2008 I contacted the Chester County Coroner’s office. Kennett Square is located within Chester County. Records of a Jacob GEISWITE, Jacob GONZALEZ, or Jacob REEDY passing away in the past several months were checked and no record of any such death was found On September 9, 2008 I spoke with Montour County Probation Officer Amy PARKES. She is the probation officer of Scott GEISWITE. She confirmed that GEISWITE had never applied for permission to leave the state of PA or go to North or South Carolina since starting probation in May, 2008. PARKES also stated that GEISWITE came to see her on this date after having been interviewed by your Affiant over the past weekend.  GEISWITE told her all the same lies that he had told Nancy HOCK about having a child dying of leukemia.

INTERVIEW OF ACTORS:

On September 6, 2008 I interviewed the Defendant, Scott GEISWITE. This interview was specific to the incidents with the Nancy Shuman HOCK Foundation. GEISWITE started off by telling me the same lies that he had told HOCK. He told me that he has a 6 year old son named Jacob who lives with his mother in Kennett Square, PA. He told me that Jacob had been sick and subsequently died of leukemia a couple weeks ago and he attended the funeral. He told me that he obtained money from HOCK on 3 occasions in order to deal with Jacob’s treatment, trip to Disney, and funeral.

After I disproved the information GEISWITE told me relative to Jacob and Jacob’s alleged mother Rebecca, GEISWITE then admitted to me that he lied. He stated that he fabricated the entire story about having a son, having a son dying of leukemia, and having a son that died. He stated that he does not have any children to any women. He stated he has no family members or close friends who have kids who are sick with leukemia.  GEISWITE stated that he has financial problems with paying rent, buying groceries, paying bills, etc. He stated that he needed money so when he heard about HOCK’S Foundation he concocted the entire story in an effort to deceive her for money. He stated he got money from her on 3 occasions for a total of $5,850 with the false stories that he told her. He stated that he cashed the 3 checks and spent the money on his bills and personal expenses.

On September 6, 2008 I interviewed Jolena BRANDT regarding the Nancy Shuman HOCK Foundation.  She stated she is not married to GEISWITE but he is her boyfriend. She originally told me the story about GEISWITE having a son who died of leukemia recently. After being confronted with evidence to the contrary, BRANDT stated that GEISWITE had lied to her about the entire story and she did not know anything to the
contrary. She stated she was not certain that he had a child, yet alone one that was sick. She stated that they never went to a funeral as GEISWITE had stated to HOCK. She also stated that GEISWITE told BRANDT the first check that he got from HOCK was for his other son Andrew’s funeral. She stated that he told her that he had Andrew with his ex-wife Sarah (REEDY). BRANDT also stated that she is not nor was not ever pregnant with GEISWITE.

On September 8, 2008 I interviewed Jolena BRANDT regarding the Rev. ACOR incident. She stated that GEISWITE told her to ask Rev. ACOR for money to go visit GEISWITE in the Carolinas. GEISWITE told her to tell Rev. ACOR that GEISWITE had fallen from a roof and injured his shoulder there. She told Rev. ACOR the story and that GEISWITE needed treatment and she needed the money so she could go visit him in the Carolinas during his treatment there. Rev. ACOR gave her a check that he wrote in GEISWITE’S name.  She stated that she knew this story was false because GEISWITE had been with her and she knew he did not leave the state or suffer any such injury. She participated in this deceptive story because GEISWITE told her if she did not then they would not be able to afford their rent. GEISWITE later cashed the check and used the money for personal expenses and bills.

On September 9, 2008 I interviewed Scott GEISWITE again. He stated that he did ask Jolena BRANDT to ask Rev. ACOR for money. He had Jolena tell Rev. ACOR a story about GEISWITE being injured in South Carolina and needing shoulder surgery. GEISWITE stated that this story was false and he was not out of state this year and did not have any surgeries or injuries to his shoulder. He stated that they made this story up so he could get some more money from Rev. ACOR. GEISWITE stated he cashed the check and used the money for personal expenses and bills. GEISWITE also admitted that the whole story that he told Rev. ACOR about having colon cancer and needing treatment in the mid-west was false. GEISWITE stated that he does not have colon cancer, never was advised by medical personnel that he had colon cancer, and that he made the story up to try to get money from Rev. ACOR.

During this interview I again went over the incident with HOCK. GEISWITE told me that he does not have children, his name is not on any children’s birth certificates, and the entire story he told HOCK was false. I then inquired to him if he had spoken to his probation officer. He said that he talked to her and told her the truth on everything. Upon informing him that I talked to her and he had lied to her about having a son dying of cancer, GEISWITE hung his head and said that he lied to her. He told me that he has a problem and is a pathological liar. He told me that he needs help and he does not know why he does it. He told me that he would call his probation officer in the morning and apologize to her for lying.

Based on the above facts this criminal complaint and affidavit are being filed against Scott GEISWITE.

Original Document can be downloaded here.

Current status of the case can be accessed here.