The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


July 10, 2013

'Pocket dial' voicemail leads to estranged husband's arrest

— DANVILLE — A “pocket dial” voicemail led to a man’s arrest for burglary and stealing money from his wife’s bank account, authorities said.

Dean Reedy, 31, of 115 Upper St., allegedly called another person and admitted to breaking into his wife’s home, stealing her debit card and using it to withdraw $140 from her account. Reedy and his wife, Lauren, are separated.

Reedy “pocket dialed” Lauren Reedy’s cell phone and unknowingly recorded a voice mail of himself explaining to another person what he did, Danville police said.

According to the recording, Reedy dropped their son off with his wife and drove around the block while she and the boy left for her mother’s home June 13. Reedy then returned to her home at 101 Spruce St., entered the garage, took a pair of saw horses and used a key his wife was unaware he had to enter the home and steal her debit card, police said. He went to an ATM, withdrew $140 from her account and took the card back to the home, officers said. He later allegedly told police he owed her money for a cell phone bill and withdrew the money to pay the bill.

After listening to the message, Lauren Reedy told police her debit card was on her table and the saw horses were missing from the garage. She said the saw horses were old and of little value.

When police initially interviewed Reedy, he allegedly said he entered the unlocked garage and took the saw horses to use on a remodeling job. He said he planned to return them.

He told police he didn’t have a key to her home, hadn’t gone to the house, didn’t take the debit card and didn’t remove money from her account, officers said.

After police played a copy of the pocket-dialed voicemail left on Lauren Reedy’s phone, Dean Reedy allegedly admitting using the key to enter the home, removing the debit card and withdrawing the money. He told police he no longer had the key because he threw it inside her garage.

Sgt. William Wilt III charged Reedy with burglary, criminal trespass, unlawful use of a computer, access devise fraud, identity theft, theft and receiving stolen property. District Judge Marvin Shrawder arraigned Reedy on Wednesday and released him on $20,000 unsecured bail.

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