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Another Woman Charged in Credit Card Cash Advance Scheme

by on August 15, 2013 1:02 PM

A second woman has been charged in connection with a fraudulent credit card cash advance scheme. Frances Angela Nevarez, 37, of Citrus Heights, Ca., was arrested Tuesday. Investigators say she was arrested in West Virginia for driving a stolen rental car.

Nevarez was charged by the West Virginia State Police with possession of a stolen vehicle. She will be extradited back to Centre County after she faces charges in West Virginia. Nevarez was found in the stolen car after police tracked her down with the OnStar location system. 

Nevarez, along with Jocelyn Wilson, 21, of California, hit a series of banks in State College with a stolen credit card, police said. Wilson was charged after she allegedly used a stolen credit card to get a $5,000 cash advance on Aug. 2 from Citizens Bank on West College Avenue.

On Aug. 2, a tip was received from Susquehanna Bank security that two women may be heading to State College trying get get fraudulent credit card cash advances. Wilson was arrested after another attempt at Northwest Savings Bank, 1524 West College Avenue, police said.

The same type of scam also occurred in Lycoming and Clinton Counties on Aug. 1. The Montoursville Police Department also charged Wilson for a fraudulent $500 cash advance. Wilson waived her preliminary hearing Wednesday, according to a clerk at Centre County Court.

Nevarez is being held in North Central Regional Jail in Greenwood, W.V.

Adam Lidgett is a freelance reporter who has covered news and feature stories in State College and Centre County.
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