The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


September 18, 2013

Lewisburg man charged with stealing $700 from his grandmother

— LEWISBURG — A Union County man is in jail after allegedly opened a credit card account in his grandmother’s name and charging to it more than $700 in merchandise, including a helium balloon tank, a steakhouse dinner and cable television and Internet services.

Nathan Fisher, 22, of Lewisburg, faces nine charges of accessing a device issued to another who did not authorize its use; one of those is a felony count, the rest are misdemeanors.

Fisher was arraigned Sept. 10 before Magisterial District Judge Leo Armbruster and is in Union County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail. He appears again before Armbruster for a preliminary hearing Oct. 10.

State police at Milton learned Aug. 26 of the alleged identity theft from Linda Fisher of Lewisburg, who discovered a credit card had been opened in her name, compromising her identity, according to court documents.

She later discovered Nathan Fisher, her grandson who was living with her at her Farley Circle home, had opened the account without her permission of knowledge.

Police interviewed Fisher that day and he alleged admitted to opening the account, telling police he did it to buy things for himself and his child. The affidavit does not state if Fisher’s child also lived at the Farley Circle home or the child’s age.

Receipts for Fisher’s purchases totaled about $709, including $194 to PennTeleData Internet service provider; $142 to CATV Services; $97 to, an online party supply store; $75 to LongHorn Steakhouse; and $31 to for a balloon helium tank.


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