Cops: Man stole from his mom

The Hazleton Standard-Speaker - - LOCAL -

A Free­land man is ac­cused of steal­ing money from his mother.

John A. Ya­cow­atz, 25, faces charges of ac­cess de­vice fraud, re­ceiv­ing stolen property, theft by un­law­ful tak­ing and theft of property.

He was ar­raigned Dec. 28 by Mag­is­te­rial Dis­trict Judge Daniel O’Don­nell, Su­gar­loaf Town­ship, who set bail at $10,000 and un­able to im­me­di­ately post the money, he was taken to jail.

Ya­cow­atz took $520 from the vic­tim’s check­ing ac­count dur­ing with­drawals on Dec. 11, 13, 14 and 15, caus­ing the ac­count to be over­drawn, court papers state.

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