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.