A 22-year-old Horsham man is facing two dozen charges stemming from his alleged theft of a relative's credit card and unauthorized use of the family member's bank account.
John Albert Schultz, was arrested on Saturday and charged with five counts of theft by unlawful taking or disposition; seven counts of forgery; access device fraud; accessing a device issued to another person who did not authorize use; five counts of receiving stolen property; and identity theft, all of which are felony offenses. Schultz was also charged with four misdemeanor counts of possessing an access device that is knowingly counterfeit or altered.
In July, Horsham Police detectives said they began investigating an allegation that Schultz was using a relative’s credit card without their consent, and that he opened an additional credit card under the same relative’s name.
Schultz allegedly forged checks to pay bills, and withdrew cash from his relative’s bank account without authorization, according to police. The amount of money totals approximately $9,800, police said.
The alleged offenses occurred on March 30, according to court documents.
Schultz turned himself into police, and was arraigned before District Judge Harry J. Nesbitt. His unsecured bail was set at $25,000. A preliminary hearing before Nesbitt is slated for later this month.