A mother and stepfather of a Towamencin man reported his alleged theft of more than $600 from their PayPal accounts to Towamencin Township Police in December, and now that man was arraigned last Thursday on two felonies and five misdemeanors.
Jeremy Richard Wilder, 37, of an apartment on the 1300 block of Fairbourne Court, is charged with two felony counts of computer trespassing in order to transfer funds, two counts of access device fraud, two counts of theft by unlawful taking of movable property and misdemeanor receiving stolen property, according to court records.
Wilder’s preliminary hearing is Jan. 11, 2013 at 10 a.m. in Lansdale district court.
Bail was set at $10,000 cash by District Judge Harold Borek, according to court records.
According to the affidavit, on Dec. 20, 2012, Wilder’s mother and stepfather reported fraudulent activity on their PayPal accounts to police.
On Dec. 18, the mother noticed a $310 transfer from her PayPal account for a payment for Wilder from Dec. 14, 2012, according to the affidavit.
The woman said she did not authorize the transaction and could not explain how it occurred, according to the affidavit. She told police Wilder must have figured out the password to her account.
On Dec. 20, the man noticed a $300 transfer from his PayPal account for Wilder, according to the affidavit.
Through email dialogue with the couple, Wilder indicated he would refund the transactions from her account and denied involvement with a transaction from his account, according to the affidavit.
The probable cause states that additional email dialogue suggested Wilder admitted to the unauthorized transfer from the stepfather’s account, as Wilder “was in a bad way because the car needed two back tires.”
Police said Wilder unlawfully accessed the accounts, and knowingly and without authority, used a computer network with the intent to electronically transfer funds.